Goodell's Deflategate Role A Blow To Arbitration: Expert

By Joyce Hanson (June 10, 2016, 8:12 PM EDT) -- National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of star quarterback Tom Brady's four-game Deflategate suspension violates longstanding fundamental tenets of fair arbitration, according to an arbitration expert's opinion published Friday.

David Evans, an attorney with Boston law firm Murphy & King PC and a member of a number of arbitration panels that include the Court of Arbitration for Sport, argued that the April decision by a divided Second Circuit panel upholding Goodell's suspension of the New England Patriots signal caller threatens to undermine the public's perception of arbitration. Evans submitted the piece recently to the NFL Players Association, and it was...

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