NFL, Union Add Arbitrator In Drug Row, But Battles Remain

Law360, New York (December 2, 2016, 11:00 PM EST) -- The NFL and its players union have agreed to appoint an additional arbitrator and reschedule a drug suspension hearing for a Green Bay Packers defensive tackle, setting up a potential end to his court case, though a spate of other challenges are set to test the league's related performance-enhancing drugs policy.

According to a status report filed Friday, the league and the National Football League Players Association agreed to appoint a third arbitrator to a pool of independent arbitrators who hear appeals for suspensions under the Policy and Program on Substance Abuse. Green Bay Packers tackle Mike Pennel had alleged in...

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