Players union files grievance against NFL in Saints bounty case

The NFL Players Association is challengings NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's authority to suspend four current and former New Orleans players who took part in the Saints' bounty program, which targeted former Vikings quarterback Brett Favre.
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The NFL Players Association is challengings NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's authority to suspend four current and former New Orleans players who took part in the Saints' bounty program, which targeted former Vikings quarterback Brett Favre.

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