October 14, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; General view of a goal post with a pink ribbon logo before a game between the Houston Texans and the Green Bay Packers at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE
The waiting for the appeals in the bounty case will have to wait a bit longer as arbitrator and former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has postponed the proceeding due to what will become Hurricane Sandy.
Tagliabue was deemed to overhear the appeals for the suspended players after current NL Commissioner Roger Goodell recused himself from the process.
The NFLPA though responded days later asking Tagliabue to recuse himself as well citing that they didn’t think that he could be impartial and that there was a conflict of interest.
The NFL fired back though in kind saying that one of the players, New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, expressed positive comments about Tagliabue being named as arbitrator for the appeals.
There is no new date set yet as to when the appeals could be heard. At this rate, if the suspensions are reinstated then they might have to be enforced for next season.