Ruling a blow to Goodell's power

Panel decides commissioner doesn't have jurisdiction in cap-related cases

Originally Published: September 7, 2012
By Andrew Brandt | ESPN.com

One of the priorities for NFL owners in the collective bargaining agreement negotiations with the NFLPA a year ago was to remove jurisdictional oversight of the CBA from the Minnesota district court, specifically one Judge David Doty, the NFL's least favorite jurist. The NFL was successful, replacing Doty with a newly formed appeals panel comprised of two retired federal judges and a Georgetown law professor.

In an example of "careful what you wish for," the panel's first ruling of the 10-year ...

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