Last week Judge Susan Nelson ruled to lift the NFL lockout, which lead to the NFL owners to temporarily lift the lockout on Friday morning. That lasted less than a day as the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday night -- during the 2011 NFL draft -- that the lockout would be temporarily reinstated.
We have a little bit more lockout news. The hearing on the NFL's appeal of the lockout injunction will come on June 3. This does not mean the lockout is or isn't lifted. In fact, that decision is still coming, possibly this week.
The June 3 date is simply the NFL's appeal to lifting the lockout, which came down last week. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals will still rule (likely sometime this week) whether the lockout remains in place until that date.
Fans of football want to see the lockout lifted by the courts this week. That would open the doors and allow things like free agency until June 3.
So it's not the lockout news we're waiting on but it does mean we can mark June 3 as an important date in the lockout.
Stay tuned for more NFL lockout news.