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In its effort to overturn the four-game suspension that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell imposed on Tom Brady, the NFL Players Association has spent more than $3.5 million on legal fees, according to detailed billing records filed with the U.S. Department of Labor. The expenses continue to build as the union ponders a possible attempt to interest the U.S. Supreme Court in the dispute.Like all labor organizations in the U.S., the NFLPA must file detailed financial reports with the federal government. The 466-page report was submitted two months ago and covers the year that began on March 1, 2015, and ended on Feb. 29. The listing of expenses includes the monthly payments to Winston & Strawn, the law firm that, led by attorney Jeffrey Kessler, performed all of the work on Deflategate until the union added the highly regarded appellate advocate Ted Olson to its legal team earlier this year. The work of Olson and his firm, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, which likely ran into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, came too late to be included in the report.Although there has been considerable speculation about the legal fees that the league and the union have invested in a dispute over the inflation of footballs, these billings are the first report of the actual fees that the union paid. There is no legal requirement that the NFL make public reports of its legal fees.?For the preparation and presentation of evidence in the one-day arbitration hearing before Goodell, the union paid its lawyers $1,328,273, according to the listings in the report for April, May and July of 2015.In its successful challenge to Goodells ruling before U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman, the union spent another $1,563,380 for two days of hearings.The preparation and filing of briefs in response to the leagues appeal of Bermans ruling resulted in $687,566 for the union.The total expense of $3,570,219 does not include the work that Olson did after the appellate courts 2-1 decision that reversed Judge Berman and reinstated Bradys four-game suspension. After the deadline for the filing of the unions annual report had expired, Olson prepared an extensive brief asking for rehearing and orchestrated the filing of supporting briefs from the AFL-CIO, famed arbitrator Kenneth Feinberg, and various professors in support of rehearing.?It is likely that Olsons bills to the union for the effort on rehearing are at least the equal of Kesslers bills for the appeal, which ran around $700,000. Olsons bills will not be made public until the union files its next annual report in May of 2017.Based on the actual bill in the annual report and the estimate of Olsons charges, the cost to each of the unions 2,000 members for pursuit of the lifting of Bradys suspension is $2,000.A union spokesman emphasized, however, in an interview with that the players dues ($15,000 per year) are not used for legal fees. The fees are instead funded out of the unions enormous income from royalties paid to it for NFL paraphernalia under the collective bargaining agreement. Although it is not specifically stated in the public reports, an analysis of other revenue figures in the reports shows that the unions royalties in 2015 were more than $138 million. Dues paid by the players for the same year were $32,168,380. The unions budget for legal fees is approved by its board of player representatives at the groups annual budget adoption meeting, according to the spokesman. It is one of our most in-depth sessions, he said.In addition to the annual review, the unions executive committee meets monthly to approve all spending on legal fees.Although the unions investment in the Brady dispute may seem large, it could be small in comparison to the NFLs expenditures. 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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Washington Capitals play the first of back-to-back games Tuesday as they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.The Capitals (9-4-1, 19 points) have lost two of their last three games and face a Columbus team that is 5-0-0 at home since Oct. 15.The Blue Jackets (7-4-2, 16 points) scored 10 goals against Montreal earlier this month and eight goals against St. Louis in their last game, with both of those games at home.Washingtons offense is ranked 16th in the NHL with 2.64 goals per game. The Blue Jackets are ranked 2nd in the league with 3.46 goals per game.In an effort to spark some offense from his team, Capitals head coach Barry Trotz made some line changes ahead of Tuesdays game with Columbus.One thing that resonates with me a lot is that you have to have a balance of will and skill, he told The Washington Post. Sometimes we forget that we need the will and the skill to work together. I made a lot of changes, even for my standards in some way, but at the same time, the players that have played well are going to move up and get an opportunity. You never know.The Capitals points leader is left winger Marcus Johansson, with seven goals and five assists for 12 points. He is followed by left winger Alex Ovechkin, with seven goals and four assists for 11 points.They are backstopped by goaltender Braden Holtby, with a record of 7-3-1 in 11 games. He has a 2.16 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage and sits 10th in the leaggue in save percentage (minimum 10 games played).ddddddddddddAlthough the Blue Jackets penalty-killing unit allowed four goals on five power-play opportunities in their last game, their power play still sits atop the NHL with a 33.3 power-play percentage. The Capitals convert 12.5 percent of their man-advantage opportunities and sit 24th in the league.Neither the players nor head coach John Tortorella left the arena happy after Saturdays 8-4 win over St. Louis, much of the discomfort due to their sloppy play.The team held an intense practice Monday, in order to keep them from becoming complacent despite a decent start to their season.Its been a struggle with our coverages because we dont initiate the contact and win the one-on-one battle and it allows (an opponent) to play (in our end) and brings in different kind of coverages, sometimes we have to switch, Tortorella said to the Columbus Dispatch.It causes too many problems when that initial battle isnt won and we havent won enough of those.Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky is expected to make his 13th start in 14 games against the Capitals. He has a record of 7-4-1, with a 2.33 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage and sits 6th in save percentage in the NHL (minimum 10 games played).No lineup changes appear to be imminent for the Blue Jackets for Tuesdays game against the Capitals. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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