ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The NFL lockout is over, but the legal wrangling is not.
Lawyers for the NFL, the players' union and a group of retirees were back in federal court in St. Paul, Minn., on Wednesday. The retirees, led by former Vikings star Carl Eller, say they were shut out of the settlement that ended the lockout.
At issue before U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson is whether to order everyone back into mediation before U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan, who helped broker the deal.
Nelson said the retirees face an uphill battle, but held off on an immediate decision. She told the lawyers to meet with Boylan on Wednesday afternoon to discuss informally whether mediation would be helpful ahead of another hearing scheduled for Sept. 15.