NFL Players Association
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out a judge’s order lifting the NFL lockout, possibly giving the league leverage in talks aimed at reaching a new labor deal.
The federal judge handling the lawsuit against the NFL ordered the sides to participate in court-supervised mediation, while still considering whether to grant a preliminary injunction to lift the lockout.
NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith sees new signs that owners are preparing for a football-free 2011.
The president of the AFL-CIO is offering to mediate the NFL’s labor negotiations. The league has a very basic problem with that.