The players' union says the NFL has asked for the right to immediately suspend players who are arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
NFL Players Assn. executives told the Associated Press on Friday that the league's proposal to increase penalties for DUI offenses includes a provision to suspend or discipline a player before the completion of his legal due process.
"They want to immediately discipline for an arrest," said George Atallah, the NFLPA's assistant executive director of external affairs.
Such a policy change would also go for coaches, owners and league staff.
"We prefer to discuss these issues directly with...