Federal Judge Denies Stay; Will Tonight's Draft Be AntiTrust Violation? by KD Drummond on Apr 28, 2011 7:45 AM CDT in Dallas Cowboys News http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2011...ay-will-tonights-draft-be-antitrust-violation With a resonating 20 page ruling, Federal Judge Susan Nelson further strengthened the case of the players and denied a stay on the lockout injunction she granted on Monday. The original ruling was immediately met with the request for a stay while the NFL filed an appeal on the 86 page ruling laid down by Nelson. Nelson originally gave the players until Wednesday morning to respond to the stay request. The players came back and said that every second mattered, and they were incurring irreparable harm. Close to 10pm eastern, Judge Nelson denied the stay request and said the league is ordered to open for business immediately. U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson said the NFL had fallen short in proving a stay was warranted and dismissed its argument that it is facing irreparable harm because of her decision to end the 45-day lockout.