NFL appoint the third arbitrator to Green Bay Packers defensive tackle’s disciplinary hearing appeal

NFL appoints third arbitrator to hear Green Bay Packers defensive tackle's disciplinary appeal

The NFL has appointed a third arbitrator to hear a Green Bay Packers defensive tackle disciplinary action.

The move resolves a lawsuit brought effective player as he prepares for a possible suspension up to fight drug abuse policy of the league, NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah said Monday.

Mike Pennel, who played for the Packers since 2014, had said that the competition was heard violating the policy of any appointment of two arbitrators to be disciplinary action.

The NFL agreed Friday to appoint the third arbitrator after US District Judge John Adams, the federal judge overseeing the lawsuit, encouraged both sides to resolve the matter, said Atallah.

It was not immediately the nature of the offense or what discipline he saw erase Pennel. Atallah would not comment on this aspect of the case.

Pennel lives in Wisconsin and has no apparent connection to Ohio.

He wrote in his lawsuit that he filed in northeast Ohio court because the Association players represent players in Ohio and because Pennel “worked as a professional footballer in Canton, Ohio” August 7. That was the day that the Packers had to play the Indianapolis Colts Pro Football Hall of Fame game, but the game was canceled.

Pennel appeal was set to be heard Tuesday. That has now been postponed and has not yet determined a new date.

Stephen Zashin, Pennel’s attorney, did not immediately return a phone call.

Pennel was suspended for four games in February for again violating the league’s substance abuse program, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


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