Tagliabue Issues Split Decision on Saints Players

Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue lifted the suspensions of New Orleans Saints players Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Anthony Hargrove and Scott Fujita in connection with the bounty scandal that has hung over the team all season. In his decision, Tagliabue treaded carefully, supporting Goodell’s findings while lifting the suspensions of the players.  Only Fujita, however, was fully exonerated: I affirm Commissioner Goodell’s […]

The NFL and Labor Peace

I recently came across two articles that discuss the NFL’s relationship with its players’  union, the NFLPA, following the collective bargaining agreement that was supposed to bring labor peace for the next decade. Barry Wilner, AP Pro Football Writer has published an interesting piece in the Kansas City Star, focusing on the collusion lawsuit involving […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Connecticut Whale Facing Challenges in Hartford Howard Baldwin and the Connecticut Whale are facing financial challenges stemming from a seemingly one-sided lease with the XL Center and a lack of interest from city and state officials.  Baldwin’s enthusiasm, on display with last year’s Whalefest, has not translated into support for the AHL teal, not to […]