NFL vice presidents Peter Ruocco, left, and Dennis Curran arrive at the federal courthouse Friday, April 15, 2011 in Minneapolis, for the second day of court-ordered mediation between the NFL and its locked-out players. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) By Jim Mone
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The NFL says it's not appropriate yet for players to work out at team facilities while the lockout fight plays out in court.
The league issued a statement Tuesday that called for players to be "treated with courtesy and respect" if they show up at work. But the NFL said it needs "a few days to sort this out" before "football activities" can take place.
Players started arriving at team facilities Tuesday morning, let inside but told they would not be allowed to work out. The federal judge who stopped the lockout also declared she will take at least another day to consider whether she should put her order on hold pending further appeals.
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