A federal appeals court in St. Louis has granted the owners' request to temporarily put on hold U.S. District Judge Susan Nelson's ruling that lifted the lockout. The decision restored the NFL lockout as the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft unfolded on ESPN. The order came only hours after teams opened their doors to players and some of the basic football operations began. The 8th U.S. Circuit Appeals Court said that it would grant the stay while considering the league's appeal of the Nelson's injunction.
Court Restores NFL Lockout