Bountygate and the NFL Commissioner: a legal analysis
Four National Football League (NFL) players who played for the New Orleans Saints between 2009 and 2011 were suspended by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for their alleged participation in a pay-for-injury program, in a saga that became known as "Bountygate." The ensuing appeals process and legal battles recently came to an end on December 11 with a ruling by former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue that the punishment for the players should be vacated.
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- Tags: Bountygate | Collective Bargaining Agreement | National Football League (NFL) | United States of America (USA)
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About the Author
Griffin Finan is an associate at Ifrah Law, and he has worked on a variety of cases related to the Internet and igaming. Recent cases on which he has worked include a domain name seizure case involving 141 Internet gambling sites, representation of an igaming company in a complaint alleging civil RICO and violations of the Florida Anti-Trust Act and the Cartwright Act, and representation of an online gambling company programmer in a criminal indictment.