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Tuesday, 26 April 2011 11:34
NFL Continue Lockout With Appeal And Draft Pending
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As the NFL tries to figure out exactly what happens now after Monday's legal setback, the league is telling its coaches not to go back to business as usual.

A league source tells PFT's Mike Florio that teams are telling coaches not to talk to its players while the NFL is in labor purgatory. That means if players are able to get to team facilities on Monday, like Steelers safety Ryan Clark of LSU and New Orleans and as some players plan to do, the coaches will have to avoid them.
 


It sounds like teams have no intention of allowing players into their buildings. The league is essentially trying to press pause until they have had the opportunity to seek a stay and appeal of the lifting of the lockout.

The NFL issued this statement on Monday:

"We will promptly seek a stay from Judge Nelson pending an expedited appeal to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. We believe that federal law bars injections in labor disputes. We are confident that the Eighth Circuit Court will agree. But we also believe that this dispute will inevitably end with a collective bargaining agreement, which would be in the best interest of the players, clubs and fans. We can reach a fair agreement if we continue negotiations toward that goal."

And, oh, the draft begins on Thursday.

 SOME hither, others yon:

Joe Perry, the first player with back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons in the NFL, died on Monday. He was 84. He was inducted into the Pro Hall of Fame in 1969 following a 16-year career with the 49ers and Colts.

 

RIP: Former  LSU tackle Sid Fournet, a member of the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame, died Saturday in Slidell. He was 78. Fournet was an All-American selection in 1964 under coach Gus Tinsley. He went on to play seven seasons with the Texans, Steelers and Titans.

LSU basketball signee Johnny O'Bryant was selected to the USA Today Total All-USA basketball team .O'Bryant, a 6-feet-10 center was a thrid-team selection. He averaged 19.2 points per game for East High in Cleveland, Miss...One of these days the Saints will spend a first-round draft choice on a linebacker, but I'm not sure I believe that...

by Ed Staton

 

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Ed Staton

Ed Staton is a former sports writer for the Times Picayune and New Orleans States Item.  He also served as the New Orleans Saints Information Director.  He has won 43 media awards in writing, design and photography.  

 

Website: www.louisianasportstalk.com
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