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FORMER NFLPA EMPLOYEE ARRESTED ON EMBEZZLING CHARGES

     John Walker, a former researcher for the NFLPA, was arrested
by the FBI on a charge of embezzling more than $50,000 of the
union's funds.  Walker was arrested around kickoff time on Super
Bowl Sunday, although FBI Special Agent Daniel Bradley said the
timing was "coincidental."  The funds in question "came from fees
for processing applications from sports agents seeking to be
accredited by the [NFLPA] or have their accreditation renewed."
NFLPA Asst Exec Dir Doug Allen confirmed last week that Walker
was fired, but would not say why (AP/N.Y. TIMES, 1/31).
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