NFL Challenges Players' Bid To Sack 'Bountygate' Bans

Law360, New York (October 17, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT) -- In the latest legal play in the NFL's “Bountygate” scandal, the league filed court papers on Tuesday opposing a bid by four New Orleans Saints players to void their reaffirmed suspensions, saying their claims of bias are improper and misguided.

Following a decision by a panel of arbitrators throwing out the original bans on the players, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earlier this month reduced the suspensions of two players while upholding those of the other two. Attorneys for linebacker Jonathan Vilma, who has been banned for...
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