ESPN reports that stay was granted, then retracts story

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell does a television interview before the 2011 NFL football Draft in New York, April 28, 2011. REUTERS/MIke Segar (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

ESPN reported that St. Louis’ Eighth Circuit Court granted a “stay” of the lockout injunction on Friday, but then retracted the story.


Yahoo Sports’ Mike Silver is still reporting that a stay is expected, but it isn’t official yet. Some reports claimed teams were already kicking players out of their facilities; that isn’t the case. Expect a formal ruling to be handed down from the Eighth Circuit Court before the start of round two.

How ridiculous is it that in the midst of all this hype for the draft, the owners are waiting to hear if their lockout can continue? If you flip on NFL Network or ESPN right now, all the talk is about whether or not these prospects will pan out and what kind of impact they’ll make for their team next year. And yet, there is no season as of right now.

If Roger Goodell makes more appearances at Radio City Music Hall this weekend, he can expect more boos from fans.

Fans on Thursday night: “We want football! We want football!”

Goodell: “I hear ya – me, too.”

What a joke.

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