The NFL continues it’s due diligence when it comes to protecting itself. Last week both parties met in the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals to issue final arguments as the league attempts to block an injunction granted to the players that could put an end to the current work stoppage.
Today the NFL filed a dismissal request to Judge Susan Nelson to ask her to throw out the antitrust lawsuit filed by the players. Ironically Judge Nelson ruled in favor of the players last month to award them the injunction to block the lockout, which the NFL appealed.
Judge Nelson set a hearing date of September 12th at the behest of the NFL, which is suspect considering the date is four days after the scheduled start of the season. The Saints are set to take on the Packers at Lambeau Field on the 8th, a marquee match up of the past two Super Bowl champions.