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Miami Dolphins fans hoping to see football this season may have been just handed an audible by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The appellate court overruled a lower court’s judge’s ruling lifting the NFL lockout, meaning the lockout is legal.
In a public show of unity, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association chief DeMaurice Smith took questions in a joint appearance at an NFLPA for NFL rookies.
Miami Dolphins players, fans, and the team continue to sit and wait as the NFL lockout continues to grind on. But, there continues to be light at the end of the tunnel as negotiators are still meeting to end the four month work stoppage.
A deal seems to be in sight to end the lockout between the NFL owners and the NFL players. If a deal can be struck, it would mean the NFL could open for business and start free agency and other off-season programs as soon as possible.
NFL owners and their locked-out players are talking again.
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has announced an expedited schedule of hearings in the case Brady vs. NFL, which will determine if the NFL lockout can continue or if it must end.
The National Football League and the NFL Players Association continued to step away from the brink of disaster Friday when both sides extended collective bargaining negotiations until next Friday.