NFLPA Files to Hold NFL, Roger Goodell in Contempt in Adrian Peterson Case

May 19, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFLPA's increasingly contentious relationship with commissioner Roger Goodell continued Tuesday, as the players association filed a motion to hold Goodell and the NFL in contempt of court regarding the Adrian Peterson case.
"The Union made multiple requests to the League office asking the arbitrator, who serves at the direction of the Commissioner, to comply with the law and avoid further litigation," NFLPA president Eric Winston said in a statement. "Despite our attempts, they have done nothing and leave us no choice but to seek this motion."
The motion was the NFLPA's second criticizing Goodell on Tuesday alone. The players also released a statement asking Goodell to recuse himself from Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension related to the Deflategate controversy. 
Judge David Doty ruled in February that the NFL could not use its new personal conduct policy to punish Peterson, who was suspended for the final six games of the 2014 season.

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