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Goodell memo suggests outside panel to handle pending legal situations
Goodell memo suggests outside panel to handle pending legal situations

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is considering implementing a panel of outside experts to advise the league on whether to place players or other NFL employees on paid leave while their legal situations are pending in the court system. Goodell distributed the memo to teams leading up to an owners meeting to be conducted Wednesday in New York. "Is it appropriate to remove someone from the workplace prior to an adjudication?" Goodell wrote in the memo, obtained by The Baltimore Sun. "If so, when?  In particular, should we establish a practice of “leave with pay,” under which an employee charged with prohibited conduct is put on paid leave status until the...

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