NFL Reinstates Lockout, Effective Immediately

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The NFL lockout is back.

The league announced the news late Friday, hours after an appeals court victory. League spokesman Greg Aiello tells The Associated Press that teams “have been told that the prior lockout rules are reinstated effective immediately.”

Earlier Friday, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis granted the NFL’s request for a temporary stay of the injunction lifting the 45-day lockout. Arguments will be heard on whether that order from a federal judge in Minnesota should be overturned altogether.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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