NFL's Suspension of "Bountygate" Players Upheld with Assist from Covington

, The Litigation Daily


An arbitrator ruled on Monday that National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell had the authority to suspend four New Orleans Saints players in the "Bountygate" scandal. The ruling was a victory for Gregg Levy of Covington & Burling, who represents the NFL, but a setback for Jeffrey Kessler—formerly of Dewey & LeBoeuf and now at Winston & Strawn—who represents the NFL Players Association.

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