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Judge halts NFL antitrust delay request

Updated: May 23, 2011, 8:00 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- A federal magistrate has rejected the NFL's request for more time to file a response in the pending antitrust lawsuit filed by its locked-out players.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeanne Graham ruled Monday that the NFL must answer by June 6. The league had asked for a July 6 deadline to answer a lawsuit filed by current players but since amended to include complaints from retirees led by former Hall of Famer Carl Eller.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled ...

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