This means that the lockout is back on, people.
According to NFL.com, the 2-1 decision from a panel of the 8th Circuit was issued by Judges Steven Colloton, Kermit Bye and Duane Benton. It included a lengthy dissent from Bye, who suggested temporary stays should be issued only in emergencies.
"The NFL has not persuaded me this is the type of emergency situation which justifies the grant of a temporary stay of the district court's order pending our decision on a motion for a stay itself," Bye wrote. "If we ultimately grant the motion for a stay, the NFL can easily re-establish its lockout."
Players across the country returned to work Friday morning in good spirits, only to be sent home hours later with the understanding that the lockout was reactivated.
With the lockout back in place, players will again not be allowed near team facilities, until the next phase of this already whacky process plays itself out.