A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis is hearing arguments on whether the three-month lockout is legal.
NFL owners have approved rules amendments for player safety that include eliminating a player launching himself into a defenseless opponent.
Usually, it’s a time for discussing Super Bowl sites and rules changes. This year, the 32 owners primarily will talk strategy for this summer as the labor impasse goes through court proceedings.
The union accused the league of putting together contracts that ensure the owners would get money from networks even if there was a lockout in 2011.