Union Defends NFL Arbitration In Drug Suspension Suit

Law360, New York (October 26, 2017, 9:25 PM EDT) -- The NFL players union on Wednesday came to the defense of a league arbitration in Philadelphia Eagles lineman Lane Johnson's lawsuit over a 10-game suspension for performance-enhancing drug use, while elsewhere going to the mat over an allegedly unfair arbitration involving Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Johnson, who served a four-game suspension in 2014 for a violation of the performance-enhancing substance policy, was hit with the 10-game ban last season, a punishment later upheld by arbitrator James H. Carter, a senior counsel at WilmerHale....
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