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Goodell's authority to be part of talks

Updated: July 28, 2009, 12:46 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The NFL players' union wants to talk about commissioner Roger Goodell's power to discipline players when talks on a new collective bargaining agreement begin, union chief executive DeMaurice Smith said, according to USA Today.

Goodell has presided over a number of high-profile suspensions as commissioner in enforcing the league's player conduct policy. The latest of those came Monday, when he conditionally reinstated ex-Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, making him eligible ...

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