FILE - In this April 6, 2011 file photo, DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, listens during a news conference outside a federal courthouse after a hearing in St Paul, ... more 
FILE - In this April 6, 2011 file photo, DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, listens during a news conference outside a federal courthouse after a hearing in St Paul, Minn.The same three-judge panel that sided with the league to keep the lockout in place will hear arguments next month on the legality of the NFL's first work stoppage in nearly 24 years. The hearing at the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will be June 3 in St. Louis. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jim Mone
Tue, May 17, 2011 3:01 PM EDT