Susan Richard Nelson

Roger Goodell

Appeals Court Backs Lockout, Tosses Judge’s Ruling

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out a judge’s order lifting the NFL lockout, handing the league a key victory.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011

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Muller: NFL Labor Dispute Hits A Snag; Retired Players File Lawsuit

Well, it is now the beginning of July and the NFL owners and the current players are still trying to agree to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement that would end what has become a ridiculous standoff between the two sides.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers

NFL Season To Start On Time? ‘Right Now, It Doesn’t Look Good’

NFL fans have had to put up with an awful lot, as the players and owners have been battling in court and at the negotiating table, all the while, the fate of the 2011 season has been in doubt.

670 The Score–06/01/2011

Roger Goodell and Jerry Jones

NFL Players In Court Refer To League As A ‘Cartel’

NFL players who sued the league for alleged antitrust violations liken the league to a “cartel” in their latest court filing, again urging an appeals court to lift the lockout.


Chicago Bears Fans

Nonprofit Group Asks Judge To End NFL Lockout

A nonprofit group that has been fighting sport work stoppages has weighed in on the NFL court battle, saying ending the lockout is in the best interest of consumers.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2011

Roger Goodell and Jerry Jones

Court Sides With League, NFL Lockout Upheld

The NFL has won another round in the court fight with its players.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2011

Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith

Mediation To Resume Between NFL And Players

For NFL owners and the players they’ve locked out in this dispute over the division and future of the ever-popular $9 billion business, it’s time to talk again.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2011

DeMaurice Smith

NFLPA Seeks $707 Million In Damages From TV Dispute

On Thursday the NFL players union requested that a federal judge award them with at least $707 million in damages stemming from a dispute with the league over $4 billion in broadcast revenue.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2011

Roger Goodell

NFL Asks For Lockout To Be Upheld

Its players again barred from coming to work, the NFL told a federal appeals court Monday it believes the appeal over whether the lockout is legal can “readily be resolved” during the offseason.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2011

Roger Goodell

Monday Will Loom Large In NFL Lockout

If these are not fun times for football fans, they are captivating days for lawyers.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2011

Chicago Bears

NFL: Players Can Resume Football Activites On Friday

On Monday, judge Susan Richard Nelson ruled to lift the NFL lockout and in essence return the NFL to business as usual. On Friday, a day after the NFL Draft, the league will allow their players to resume workouts and meet with coaches.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2011

Robbie Gould

Gould: Players Weren’t Allowed To Workout At Halas Hall

On Monday, Judge Susan Richard Nelson lifted the NFL Lockout. On Tuesday, players around the league went to team facilities eager to start their workouts and get treatment for injures, but most were turned away.

670 The Score–04/26/2011

Roger Goodell

Judge Lifts NFL Lockout

Seven weeks into the NFL lockout, players have an early triumph over the owners in court.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011

Roger Goodell

No Deadline Set For NFL To Cancel Games

The NFL hasn’t set a deadline for when games would be canceled without a collective bargaining agreement.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2011

Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith

No Plans For NFL And Players To Meet Again Until Mid-May

The NFL and it’s players finished their fourth day of court-ordered mediation with what appears to be very little progress being made. And what might be more disheartening is that there are no plans to again until mid-May.


Members of the NFL Players Association

Attorneys For NFL Players Meet With New Mediator

On Tuesday, the the attorneys for the NFL players met with the federal magistrate who will oversee court-ordered mediation between the players and the NFL.


Drew Brees

Judge Combines All Player Lawsuits Against League

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Richard Nelson has combined the the lawsuits that involved current and former NFL players.


DeMaurice Smith

UPDATED: Judge Says Lockout Ruling Could Take ‘A Couple Of Weeks’

The NFL players and the owners have officially taken their labor disagreement to court.


Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith

NFL, Players Head To Courtroom On Wednesday

The NFL and players’ union are set to take to a courtroom on Wednesday, for the first meeting between the two sides since the NFL Lockout was officially started.


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NFL Asks Judge To Keep Lockout In Place

NFL claims that there are no legal grounds to remove the current lockout, and on Monday that’s the case they brought before a federal judge.