Chaos is ensuing as expected in this unique day in the history of the NFL. When Judge Susan Nelson ruled last night to lift the NFL lockout, I am not sure either she nor her clerks understood the confusion that would reign with her ruling. Appeals by the NFL have been made and hopefully this will sort out soon, but now things are a bit, shall we say, fluid.
Clearly, the NFL and the Players have different interpretations of what "lifting the lockout" means." The NFL does understand that a failure to let players into their facilities would be violating a court order from Judge Nelson. Knowing they do not want to be held in contempt of court, they are opening their doors to the players. It appears, however, that that is all they are doing. The Players appear to believe that lifting the lockout gives them full access to the facility, for which they have been denied.