Saints Union Gets Bounty Program Suspensions Thrown Out

Law360, New York (September 7, 2012, 9:22 PM EDT) -- Four New Orleans Saints players can rejoin their teams this weekend after an arbitration appeals panel on Friday overturned their suspensions for allegedly participating in a program that rewarded players for knocking out their opponents.

The panel vacated the suspensions doled out by National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell to four current and former Saints players, saying that while Goodell had jurisdiction to discipline the players, the panel was unsure whether or not the suspensions stemmed from the part of the collective bargaining agreement that is...
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