The Eight Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that its "temporary stay" of the NFL lockout is no longer temporary.
It shouldn't be a surprise that the conservative Eighth Circuit sided with the owners. Make no mistake: There are major political implications involved in the lockout. The owners' side is now expecting a concessions proposal from the players' side by Tuesday, although whether that will come is far from certain. The NFL lockout is in full effect. No mediation or negotiation will occur before June 3, which is the next court date. May 16, 6:19 PM