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Panel hears NFLPA bounty appeal

Updated: August 30, 2012, 4:50 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A three-member panel has finished hearing an NFL Players' Association appeal challenging commissioner Roger Goodell's authority over four players punished in the league's bounty investigation of the New Orleans Saints.

The panel consists of retired federal Judge Fern Smith of San Francisco, retired federal Judge Richard Howell of New York, and Georgetown professor James Oldham. The NFLPA wants the panel to overturn a ruling by NFL system arbitrator Stephen Burbank, who ...

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