Tagliabue Postpones Bounty Appeal

Storm's coming. - Streeter Lecka

Sources are saying that Paul Tagliabue has postponed Tuesday's bounty appeal hearing due to weather concerns.

ESPN.com's Adam Schefter is reporting that Tuesday's bounty appeal has been postponed by Paul Tagliabue because of the dangerous storm expected to threaten the east coast next week.

Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue has postponed Tuesday's appeals hearings on the New Orleans Saints' bounty case because of a tropical system forecasted to hit the Northeast, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

No future hearing date has been set, according to the guys Andrew Brandt knows:

The hearing was to be held in Washington D.C. Tagliabue has yet to set a new date for the hearing, according to ESPN's Andrew Brandt.

The news leaks at a time when the NFL and the player's association are still at odds over Tagliabue's legitimacy as an adjudicator, and this delay will certainly allow for more speculation and discussion of this issue. @GREAT.@

The postponement comes a day after NFL lawyers filed a motion in U.S. District Court in New Orleans, arguing that Tagliabue should be allowed to hear appeals in the bounty scandal.

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The action comes after the players' union and the four players suspended in the bounties' case filed a motion asking that Tagliabue recuse himself from the case because of what they say is a conflict of interest. They want a neutral arbitrator to be appointed by the court.

And like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our bountycrap lives...

What do you think of this latest development? Big deal, or meh? Are you still closely following this saga?

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