In this Associated Press story , which cites a report Thursday in the Sports Business Journal, it’s being reported that the NFL Players Association has served subpoenas to the NFL, commissioner Roger Goodell and former NFLPA president Troy Vincent asking for all documents that could lead to clues of possible collusion.
Vincent, who now works for the NFL as the vice president of development after losing a bid for the union chief position that went to DeMaurice Smith, has been accused of meeting with NFL officials while he was still with the NFLPA and providing them with confidential union information.
From the AP story:
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said, "We have no comment on any aspect of this litigation between the NFLPA and one of its former employees."
The union has acknowledged cooperating with a Department of Labor probe into the alleged meetings, which were revealed in a lawsuit filed against the union by Mary Moran. The longtime employee claims she was wrongfully removed from her job as director of human resources because of her role as a confidential informant in the investigation.
In court documents filed in District of Columbia Superior Court, Moran said she provided evidence that Vincent and other union members met with Goodell and Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, allegedly to provide the league access to confidential union information.
The NFL has steadfastly denied the allegations, noting that it's common for Goodell to meet with players and union executives, including Vincent.
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