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NFL Lockout Reinstated, Owners Granted Stay

Via various tweets and other information that is breaking as of 6 p.m. CDT on Friday, it appears that two of the three judges on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals have granted a temporary stay of Judge Susan Nelson's lifting of the NFL owners' lockout of the players.

Clear as mud. Nevertheless, this appears to mean that the lockout is back on, and that the court will rule further later on the entire issue. Here are a couple of tweets from Maury Brown, who reports on sports business, that explain a bit better:

2 of 3 judges of the 8th Circuit on the panel hearing the appeal on the lockout have ruled in favor of the temp stay. Lockout back on. #NFLless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

Remember, this is a temporary stay on the lockout. Matters could change on extended stay ruling #NFLLockoutless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

Obviously, more information will come out later and we here at SB Nation Chicago will keep you posted. Meanwhile, the NFL draft continues this evening; check this SB Nation Chicago StoryStream for complete updates.