The bounty scandal revolving around the New Orleans Saints has resulted in multiple suspensions, but the NFL Players Association is still contesting the NFL-mandated ruling.
According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, there will be a hearing on Wednesday to determine whether discipline stemming from the bounty scandal is truly an issue that Roger Goodell and the NFL have jurisdiction over.
On Wednesday, Special Master Stephen Burbank will take up the question of whether the Collective Bargaining Agreement diverts the entire process away from the desk of Commissioner Roger Goodell. The players contend that, to the extent the penalties arise from alleged salary cap violations, Burbank has exclusive jurisdiction over the controversy.
Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post clarifies that the NFLPA feels any bounty payouts would make the scandal a salary cap issue, while the NFL maintains that this is primarily a conduct issue and the resulting suspensions have been handed out accordingly.