Sources: Tagliabue Will Remain Arbitrator For Bounty Hearing
Sources said that former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue "denied a motion to recuse himself as the arbitrator for the appeals hearing" of players disciplined in the Saints' bounty scandal. Tagliabue "informed the players' attorneys of his decision, stating he will move forward with establishing a date for the hearing and also formalizing the process on which the appeal will be heard." Sources said discussions of the process will take "a fair amount of time." One source said the hearing is slated for Nov. 20 (ESPN.com, 11/5).