Even In Deflategate, Pro Athletes' Court Protection Limited

Law360, New York (August 10, 2015, 5:15 PM EDT) -- As superstar quarterback Tom Brady and the National Football League Players Association fight Brady's Deflategate suspension in federal court, attorneys say that when it comes to employment disputes, professional athletes' options in federal court are limited. 

League disciplinary policies have become a hot topic lately as players' legal troubles or cheating scandals dominate news headlines. In the NFL, the issue has spilled over into the courts, with the league facing the threat of litigation in an increasing number of player disciplinary cases coming to a head most notably with Deflategate.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, pictured Aug. 6, served as the arbitrator...

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