UPDATE , 5:29 p.m.
U.S. district court judge Susan Richard Nelson said she’ll need a couple of weeks to determine if the NFL owners illegally locked out the players, according to several media reports.
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She urged the players and the league to take part in mediated talks.
Nelson was not expected to decide the case today. Her decision will likely be appealed and that could further stall the proceedings. Also, it must be determine if she has jurisdiction over the case or if it belongs in front of the National Labor Relations Board.
After hours of testimony, Nelson noted that she would take the case under advisement and make a decision “in a couple of weeks.”
Ralph Cindrich, a former player, longtime agent and attorney, basically told everyone on twitter.com to calm down.
He tweeted, “Get real & bank on it: There will be a football season that will be fully played. Lots of hype, folks. It’s part of business w the #NFL.”