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NFL, Players Resume Mediation
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- NFL owners and their locked-out players have resumed court-ordered mediation.

Commissioner Roger Goodell, executive vice president Jeff Pash and team owners Mike Brown, John Mara, Jerry Richardson and Art Rooney arrived at the federal courthouse in Minneapolis on Monday morning along with legal counsel.

The head of the NFL Players Association, DeMaurice Smith, and several other lawyers for the players were present for their side for the session before U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan.

Boylan presided over four days of closed-door sessions last month and the two sides met for 16 days earlier this year before talks fell apart and the lockout began.

The lockout was lifted by another judge, but an appeals court has put her ruling on hold before a hearing in St. Louis on June 3.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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