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Mediation conference call over, Judge orders both sides to stay quiet

Antitrust Hearings Against NFL Owners Begins

SAINT PAUL, MN - APRIL 6: NFL lawyer David Boies speaks to members of the media following a hearing at the U.S. Courthouse on April 6, 2011 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. NFL players have filed an antitrust lawsuit against the NFL owners after labor talks between the two broke down last month. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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Judge Susan Nelson’s Friday conference call with lawyers from the NFL and NFLPA* has concluded, but we may not hear much about it for a while.

NFL Network’s Albert Breer says Nelson ordered that the substance of the discussion “be kept in strict confidence.”

The conference call lasted more than an hour and wrapped up sometime after 11 a.m. ET. That means that both sides have managed to not leak out any significant information for another hour.

If nothing else, that shows the two sides show more respect for Nelson’s media edict than they did for federal mediator George Cohen last month.