BREAKING: Lockout still on


NFL Network's Fran Charles:

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeal has decided to keep the lockout in place until the full appeal is heard, which begins on June 3rd, on whether the lockout itself is legal.  The 3 judge panel voted 2-1 in favor of the owners.

NFL Network's Albert Breer:

Generally, these cases are decided in about 30-45 days after the hearing, but since this is expedited, it could work a little bit quicker. That means we'll probably get some ruling from the three judges from the 8th Circuit between mid-June and mid-July.  So barring a resolution the lockout will be on until then.  But there is one caveat here - Retired player Carl Eller, who's leading a group of retired players in this lawsuit, did say that either Monday night or Tuesday the players are expecting some sort of proposal from the league, so we're all waiting on that.  Tuesday is scheduled to be the last day of the mediation here in Minneapolis before US magistrate judge Arthur Boylan.

First of all, eff you 8th Circuit.  Secondly, expect the proposal put forth by the owners to be garbage (Let's hope I'm wrong).  Thirdly, expect the players to immediately reject the owners' garbage offer.  And finally, expect this nonsense to intrude into training camp.  Worst... offseason... ever.  I'm officially pissed.

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