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NFL, Players Seek Clarification Of Judge Nelson's Ruling On Lockout
Published April 27, 2011
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The issue is while Nelson wrote 89 pages, she did not say when the league year should begin or if there was a preferable economic system. The players in their lawsuit contend most free agency restrictions are antitrust violations. Pash made clear if ordered so by the court, the league would act quickly to start the league year. "We would be prepared to move promptly and ensure that all the clubs have the necessary information and make sure that we acted in a way that was orderly and businesslike and consistent with the court orders."
Pash said the league would comply with any court order, but said if the league did not get the stay from Nelson it would almost surely seek one from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. He also reiterated the league’s belief that it will win on appeal.