10 Things To Know, Right Now, About The NFL labour Situation

DeMaurice Smith

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Several weeks have passed since our last 19-item look at the labour dispute.  Since there’s exactly a month to go until the draft and no significant developments expected over the next 10 days, we decided that it made sense to provide a fresh snapshot of the most important issues and takes relating to the mess that threatens to mar the rest of the offseason, and beyond.1.  April 6 looms large.

On March 11, the NFLPA decertified, and the NFL responded by locking out the players. Decertification included a lawsuit aimed at blocking the lockout, specifically with a request that the court lift the lockout now, while the lawsuit unfolds.

The hearing will happen on April 6, in a Minnesota federal court.  At some point after the hearing ends, Judge Susan Nelson will issue a ruling.  The party that loses will file an emergency appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and possibly to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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