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NFL files brief to court; players respond

Updated: May 2, 2011, 8:52 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Its players again barred from coming to work, the NFL told a federal appeals court Monday it believes the appeal over whether the lockout is legal can "readily be resolved" during the offseason.

The NFL filed a brief with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis, arguing that the lockout should remain on hold permanently while the two sides hash things out in court.

A three-judge panel of the appeals court put U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson's order lifting the 48-day ...

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