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nero THE zero
09-01-2009, 10:02 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/football/nfl/09/01/nflpa.collusion.ap/index.html
In court documents filed in District of Columbia Superior Court on Thursday, Moran said she provided investigators evidence that former NFLPA president Troy Vincent and other union members met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, allegedly to provide the league access to confidential union information.

She alleged that NFLPA executive committee member Mark Bruener and Texans player representative Kris Brown also attended the meetings, which she claims were not authorized by or reported to the union. She alleged the meetings were a bid by union members to gain influence with the NFL while providing "owners a toehold in the NFLPA."

Moran also alleges NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith met with a Department of Justice official in a bid to stop the investigation in April, weeks after Smith was elected to the job to succeed Gene Upshaw, who died a year ago. Smith took over in mid-March, weeks after Moran became involved in the investigation.

Kaiser Toro
09-01-2009, 10:07 PM
Very sensational, but no teeth. I am still not quite sure what the offense is, other than a dismissed employee.

Marcus
09-01-2009, 10:12 PM
Well, if you read further, it looks like a former disgruntled employee has an ax to grind.

blitz90
09-01-2009, 10:52 PM
Blah. Bring on the Jets!

pbat488
09-02-2009, 05:06 PM
According to espn.com (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4440798)...

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair is denying allegations that he participated in secret meetings to discuss NFL labor talks.

The allegations were in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed against the NFL Players Association last week by union employee Mary Moran.

She says she was a confidential informant for the Labor Department and gave investigators evidence that former NFLPA president Troy Vincent and other union members met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and McNair. The meetings were allegedly to provide the league access to confidential union information.

In a statement issued through a Texans spokesman, McNair says the allegations are "without merit" and "false."

Interesting...

pbat488
09-02-2009, 05:06 PM
also mod's, move this to nfl or another forum if you see fit

disaacks3
09-02-2009, 05:10 PM
Not that anything is IMpossible, but why only McNair, not other owners? Does he have some 'insider union link' that other owners wouldn't? :confused:

Jackie Chiles
09-02-2009, 05:11 PM
http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64151

pbat488
09-02-2009, 05:11 PM
it's interesting to me that it was only mcnair and goodell as well disaacks, I'm intrigued to how the Commish will respond to this claim..

steelbtexan
09-02-2009, 05:30 PM
Uncle BoB being uncle BoB

Wolf
09-02-2009, 06:52 PM
Houston, Texas - Houston Texans owner Bob McNair is denying allegations that he participated in secret meetings to discuss NFL labor talks.

The allegations were in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed against the NFL Players Association last week by union employee Mary Moran.

She says she was a confidential informant for the Labor Department and gave investigators evidence that former NFLPA president Troy Vincent and other union members met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and McNair. The meetings were allegedly to provide the league access to confidential union information.

In a statement issued through a Texans spokesman, McNair says the allegations are "without merit" and "false."



http://www.cbs7kosa.com/news/details.asp?ID=14761

Wolf
09-02-2009, 06:54 PM
blog


The discrimination lawsuit filed by long-time NFLPA human resources director Mary Moran against her former employer continues to make waves, as court documents from the case have revealed that union leaders held secret meetings with league officials to discuss labor issues, which has resulted in the union being a target of a federal investigation in the existence of attempted collusion.

In court documents filed in District of Columbia Superior Court on Thursday, Moran said she provided investigators evidence that former NFLPA president Troy Vincent and other union members met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, allegedly to provide the league access to confidential union information.

She alleged that NFLPA executive committee member Mark Bruener and Texans player representative Kris Brown also attended the meetings, which she claims were not authorized by or reported to the union. She alleged the meetings were a bid by union members to gain influence with the NFL while providing "owners a toehold in the NFLPA."

Vincent (pictured) had already landed in hot water with the union due to a December 2007 e-mail he sent that included personal data about 41 NFL agents, each representing 15 or more clients in the league, to his business partner Mark Mangum. Now he's alleged by Moran to have been party to an attempted coup of DeMaurice Smith, the man who beat him out for the job of executive director of NFLPA earlier this year. Of course, Moran, daughter of Rep. Jim Moran (D - Va.), is also accusing Smith of meeting with a Department of Justice official in a bid to end the investigation of the union, so if she has her way, no one gets out of this clean.




http://www.sportingnews.com/blog/the_sporting_blog/entry/view/32614/nflpa_lawsuit_could_damage_the_league,_too

rmartin65
09-02-2009, 08:12 PM
What would potential penalties be?

Jackie Chiles
09-02-2009, 08:17 PM
What would potential penalties be?

Roger is going to suspend himself for one season.

ChrisG
09-02-2009, 09:02 PM
Roger is going to suspend himself for one season.

ochocinco, TO and Jared Allen would love that...no one to hand out fines

WWJD
09-02-2009, 10:35 PM
Hmmm...the story said she provided evidence. Wonder what she had?

GP
09-02-2009, 11:25 PM
Hmmm...the story said she provided evidence. Wonder what she had?

There was damning video evidence of contact drills during OTAs, too.

And what happened with that situation?

This will go away.

Yankee_In_TX
09-03-2009, 11:43 AM
There was damning video evidence of contact drills during OTAs, too.

And what happened with that situation?

This will go away.

Who were the players? Can someone bump that thread? I'd love to check up on that status and their status.