Found October 21, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue may be challenged by the union as the arbiter in the appeals on the league's bounty case, ProFootballTalk.com reported Sunday. Tagliabue was selected by current Commissioner Roger Goodell, whose rulings in the case were struck down by a federal magistrate judge in New Orleans. Goodell has recused himself from the bounty appeals process of four New Orleans Saints players involved in the scandal. ProFootballTalk said the Players Association was not consulted by Goodell before he made the change, which is required in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. And Tagliabue may have a conflict of interest because his law firm has been representing the league in bounty-related matters. Also, the ProFootballTalk.com report said the NFLPA could decide to call Tagliabue as a witness to in the hearings, which also would disqualify him from the proceedings. ESPN rekindled last week of a report of a "Smash for Cash" program the network exami...
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