NFL 'Personal Conduct' Ruling Has Silver Lining For Players

By Zachary Zagger (April 12, 2016, 11:25 PM EDT) -- In the latest high-profile dispute over NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of player discipline, an arbitrator has affirmed the commissioner's authority to place players charged with a crime on paid leave, but experts say the arbitrator's finding that Goodell is still bound by the collective bargaining agreement is a silver lining for players.

While the league and the National Football League Players Association await a decision from the Second Circuit in the NFL's Deflategate appeal, arbitrator Jonathan Marks issued a decision Monday in an ongoing dispute between the parties over the player personal conduct policy handed down by the commissioner in...

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