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Union files grievance over fines for long shorts

Updated: December 8, 2005, 2:53 PM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN Insider

Have the NBA's fashion police gone too far?

The players' union thinks so, and it wants an arbitrator to decide whether it was fair to fine 13 players $10,000 apiece for wearing their shorts too long.

The union filed a grievance Wednesday over the league's renewed infatuation with fabric lengths, asking the new arbitrator -- Calvin Sharpe of Case Western Reserve University -- to hear his first case.

"We think they're being too puritanical about the whole issue," union director ...

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