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8th Court of Appeals Grants the NFL’s motion

by Phil Sullivan on May 17, 2011

If you are a fan of the NFL lockout, the news just got better.  For everyone else, the news is not good.

According to The Red Zone.org:

The 8th circuit Court of Appeals has granted the NFL’s motion for a stay on the appeal  which means until at least the first week of June and possibly much longer according to the Associated Press.

The 2-1 decision similar to the decision last month from the same judges, including a lengthy dissent from the same judge.

The appellate court said it believed the NFL has proven it “likely will suffer some degree of irreparable harm without a stay.” It also cast doubt on the conclusions of U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson, who ruled April 25 that the lockout should be lifted — only to have the 8th Circuit panel put her decision on hold four days later.

“In sum, we have serious doubts that the district court had jurisdiction to enjoin the league’s lockout, and accordingly conclude that the league has made a strong showing that it is likely to succeed on the merits,” the majority wrote.

Football fans are past tired of this lockout and are discussing in the NFL forum on JetNation.

Phil Sullivan

I started JetNation in 2005 and have been a New York Jets season ticket holder since graduating from high school. My dream is to see the New York Jets win the Super Bowl. Until then, I will be right here on JetNation writing, dreaming and talking NY Jets football.

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