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Arbitrator sides with NFL

Updated: June 8, 2012, 6:55 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- A second arbitrator has ruled that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to discipline four New Orleans Saints players for their roles in a bounty program.

The players' union claimed Goodell is prohibited from punishing players for any conduct before the CBA was signed last August. The union also sought to have player appeals heard by Art Shell and Ted Cottrell, who are jointly appointed by the league and union to review discipline handed out for on-field conduct.

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