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NFLPA To Suspend Ben Dogra For Six Months, Require $25K Payment

The NFLPA will announce today that its Committee on Agent Regulation & Discipline (CARD) has suspended Ben Dogra for a period of six months and has required him to pay $25,000 to the Gene Upshaw Players Assistance Trust. The CARD group, made up of five players, had originally voted to revoke Dogra’s certification with a right to re-apply after three years and after he paid a fine of $200,000. Dogra had a right to appeal that original discipline, which was announced in January. It is not clear what Dogra was alleged to have done or what led to the reduction of the discipline. Dogra was co-CEO of Relativity Football, but that firm relaunched as Independent Sports and Entertainment in June, bringing some agents over from Relativity. Attempts to determine whether Dogra is with Independent were not immediately successful. He has been representing NFL clients, but the six-month suspension will start immediately.