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Judge Nelson not ruling on stay issue immediately

Posted on: April 26, 2011 10:15 am
Edited on: April 26, 2011 10:58 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Following Judge Susan Nelson's ruling that lifted the lockout on Monday afternoon, the NFL announced that they would seek a stay from Nelson's court in order to prevent the necessity of a "league year" beginning immediately.

However, it appears as if Judge Nelson will not be ruling on the stay immediately; in fact, she's given the players until 9:00 AM CST on Wednesday morning to respond to the league's request for a stay.

This is somewhat surprising, as it seemed that Judge Nelson would quickly return a refusal to the league for their stay, and they would immediately appeal to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Her decision, to be frank, seems to have caught everyone off guard, including the players. Though no one thinks Nelson isn't taking this matter seriously, the manner in which her ruling on Monday was worded gave a strong indication -- without actually tipping her hand, of course -- that she would not grant the NFL's stay. Which is why it seemed that such a ruling would be handled in a perfunctory manner on Tuesday.

Now it appears that the Court of Appeals will need until at least next week in order to get around to answering even the most expedited of appeals from the league.
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Which means that it's likely we get through the draft without any sort of trading and/or free agency movement. That's the stance the NFL is taking at least.

"We are going to proceed in an orderly way that is fair to the teams and players and complies with court orders," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said. "Players are being treated with courtesy and respect at club facilities. We do not believe it is appropriate for football activities to take place until there are further rulings from the court.

"Under last set of proposals made to NFLPA, teams wouldn't even be into offseason programs yet. We need a few days to sort this out, as NFLPA attorney Jim Quinn indicated [Monday night]."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 1:43 am
 

Judge Nelson not ruling on stay issue immediately

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:35 am
 

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Since: Aug 4, 2007
Posted on: April 26, 2011 3:49 pm
 

Judge Nelson not ruling on stay issue immediately

What is juristition? Did you mean jurisdiction? Well at least you spelled "moron" right---something tells me you've heard that word a lot.



Since: Mar 10, 2011
Posted on: April 26, 2011 3:38 pm
 

Judge Nelson not ruling on stay issue immediately

Judge Nelson not ruling immediately on the stay shows that she is actually considering all options and weighing both side's arguments. Thats what a judge is supposed to do. A quick reaction would show that she is siding with the players. This shows that she is a competant judge and knows what she is doing. I like the way judge nelson has handled this. This will make the appeal even more difficult as she has done her due diligence and proceeded in accordance with the law.



Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2011 3:15 pm
 

Judge Nelson not ruling on stay issue immediately

Do you dress yourself in the morning or does someone have to help you?


I'm hung, but not THAT hung.  Thanks for noticing though.



Since: Aug 18, 2009
Posted on: April 26, 2011 3:02 pm
 

Judge Nelson not ruling on stay issue immediately

Do you dress yourself in the morning or does someone have to help you?



Since: Aug 18, 2009
Posted on: April 26, 2011 2:58 pm
 

Judge Nelson not ruling on stay issue immediately

Blue Nose,  You are a moron.  Later we can talk more about the judges' juristition.



Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2011 2:53 pm
 

Judge Nelson not ruling on stay issue immediately

This would have looked great...except you're not showing exactly WHAT numbers are being shown.  Nice try, though.



The numbers are not public (except for the publicly-owned Green Bay Packers, who despite winning the Superbowl, managed to only make about 4 million in profits) so I can't give them.  All we know is that every time the owners gave the players numbers, they replied that it wasn't enough.  Sometimes less than an hour after getting them.



Since: Jan 31, 2007
Posted on: April 26, 2011 1:45 pm
 

Judge Nelson not ruling on stay issue immediately

This would have looked great...except you're not showing exactly WHAT numbers are being shown.  Nice try, though.


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