Shyam Das And The NFLPA’s Grievance Hearing for the Saints Bounty Sanctions

Today, an arbitrator will hear one of two grievances filed by the NFLPA in the wake of the sanctions handed down by the NFL upon players allegedly involved in the Saints bounty program.  This particular grievance argues that under the new collective bargaining entered into between the NFLPA and the NFL in August 2011, the NFL agreed to waive all pre-existing claims against players.  As … Continue reading Shyam Das And The NFLPA’s Grievance Hearing for the Saints Bounty Sanctions

What Ryan Braun’s Appeal Means to MLB’s Drug Testing Policy

From all accounts, Ryan Braun is a man of character.  Since reports surfaced in December that a urine sample obtained from Braun in October 2011 tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone, not a single member of the baseball community has challenged Braun’s character.  At the same time, Braun repeatedly claimed that he would be exonerated, and that he has never used performance enhancing drugs … Continue reading What Ryan Braun’s Appeal Means to MLB’s Drug Testing Policy