The NFL lockout is still on.
According to multiple reports, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has granted the NFL’s motion for a stay, meaning the lockout remains in effect.
In other words, the owners got what they wanted, and the players will be disappointed.
The timing of the news that the appeals court has granted the NFL’s motion for a stay comes as a surprise, because on Friday the court clerk said not to expect a ruling on the stay to come on Monday. But the ruling on the stay has, in fact, come on Monday.
So now we’ll all wait another three weeks, until the Eighth Circuit hears arguments on the appeal. And the players will remain locked out.