Four days of court ordered mediation later, and the two sides in the current NFL labor dispute have broken off talks, recessing until May 16. There has been little to no sign of progress toward resolving the disagreement between players and owners, which begs the question: what’s next?
For now, we can look toward Monday.
That is when Judge Susan Richard Nelson is scheduled to make her ruling on the legality of the NFL locking out after the NFL Players’ Union decertified on March 11 of this year.
Players then filed an injunction in Nelson’s court to have the lockout lifted.
If the lockout is lifted, players will be able to return to work and the league’s free agency period will begin. Both sides seem to think this will happen and, in response, the owners are planning on filing for a stay that would allow the NFL to stay shut down while they go to the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, where they believe they have a better shot at winning.
But, as it is, we’re getting ahead of ourselves. The ruling comes Monday--we’ll have all the coverage of all this courtroom fun as it develops here on Bluestar, your favorite of all the Cowboys blogs.
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