The owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, and other NFL team owners have won a victory in their labor dispute with players. A federal appeals court has put a lower court ruling on hold: this maintains a player lockout for the next month or two.
The National Football League will remain closed for business, after a decision by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. It means the lockout continues, with no players getting into locker rooms, no training camps, no trades among teams, and above all, the players don’t get paid.
It’s a victory for the football league’s owners. They keep the pressure on players as the labor negotiations continue.
Meanwhile, the lawsuit between the two sides goes forward in the appellate court. Arguments are expected early next month, with any judgment likely to come weeks later.
This program aired on May 17, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.