Bloomberg Law
July 17, 2020, 6:49 PM

Eagles Tackle Loses Bid to Scrap Arbitrator’s OK of Suspension

Martina Barash
Martina Barash

Philadelphia Eagles player David Lane Johnson won’t get to further litigate his 10-game suspension in 2016 following a positive test for a performance-enhancing drug, the Second Circuit ruled Friday.

The offensive tackle argued that his union, the National Football League Players Association, failed to give him copies of the collective bargaining agreement’s full policy covering such substances, and related documents, during the arbitration.

But that “comes nowhere close to the high threshold” for vacating an arbitral award under the Labor Management Relations Act, the U.S. District Court for the Second Circuit said in an unpublished summary order affirming dismissal of ...