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Goodell: NFL preparing for every contingency

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By DAVE CAMPBELL
AP Sports Writer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- NFL players are urging a federal judge to deny the league's request to essentially restore the lockout, saying their careers are at stake. Commissioner Roger Goodell, meanwhile, says owners are preparing for every contingency.

US District Judge Susan Richard Nelson is weighing a request from the owners for a stay, which means the injunction she issued to stop the lockout would be frozen during the appeals process.

The waiting game is on.

"You have to react to the judgment and make sure it's done in an orderly process," Goodell said Wednesday during a predraft event in New York.

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

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