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NFL players' union says Roger Goodell made a 'sweeping grab for power' in Deflategate ruling

NFL players' union says Roger Goodell made a 'sweeping grab for power' in Deflategate ruling

The NFL Players Assn. told a federal appeals court Monday that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was making a "sweeping grab for power" in the Deflategate controversy and a judge was right to reject his handling of the scandal.

Lawyers for the union made the claim in papers filed with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan. The court is hearing the NFL's appeal of a judge's ruling that nullified the league's four-game suspension of New England quarterback Tom Brady. A three-judge panel will hear oral arguments in March before issuing a decision weeks or months later.

The union said Goodell ignored the collectively...

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