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Appeals filed on bounty suspensions

Updated: May 5, 2012, 12:28 AM ET
By Andrew Brandt | ESPN

The NFL Players Association has filed a pair of grievances challenging the authority of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to suspend four players for their involvement in the New Orleans Saints' bounty program.

In the first, filed with arbitrator Shyam Das, the NFLPA argues that Goodell is prohibited from punishing players for any conduct prior to Aug. 4, when the current collective bargaining agreement took effect.

"In connection with entering into the 2011 CBA, the NFL released all ...

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