Sorting out the New Orleans Saints Bounty Litigation

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Gabe Feldman, professor at Tulane Law School and director of the Tulane Sports Law Program, has posted an excellent summary of the increasingly complicated litigation between the New Orleans Saints players suspended in the bounty scandal and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.  The post appears on’s blog, The Triangle.

Here is an excerpt of Feldman’s post:

So, the question raised by the Bounty suspensions is not whether it’s fair to give one person the power to determine the fate of players engaged in off-field misconduct, but whether that one person exercised his powers in a fair manner. Put another way, the question really becomes: What exactly did the players agree to when they vested the commissioner with broad powers?

Click here to read this article in its entirety.  Excellent work, Gabe.

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