Arena Football League Won't Pay Arbitrator, Union Says

Law360, New York (March 7, 2017, 9:01 PM EST) -- The Arena Football League Players Union on Monday hit the league with a lawsuit in Illinois federal court alleging that it is refusing to pay an arbitrator who heard a grievance involving a former player, preventing a decision from being issued.

The union filed the suit against Arena Football One LLC, the company behind the struggling indoor football league, seeking an order forcing the league to comply with the arbitration process laid out in their collective bargaining agreement

The suit alleges that midway through an arbitration over a grievance concerning player Matt Basseuner, a quarterback who has played for multiple teams,...

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