FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2006 file photo, Roger Goodell, left, the NFL's chief operating officer, and Paul Tagliabue, NFL commissioner, pose for photos after Goodell was selected to succeed Tagliabue as the league's new commissioner at an NFL meeting in Northbrook, Ill. The players' union opposes former Commissioner Tagliabue hearing the appeals of the four players suspended in the Saints bounties case. In a statement Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, the NFL Players Association said it will file a motion in U.S. District Court in New Orleans later in the day asking Tagliabue to recuse himself because of a conflict of interest. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2006 file photo, Roger Goodell, left, the NFL's chief operating officer, and Paul Tagliabue, NFL commissioner, pose for photos after Goodell was selected to succeed Tagliabue as the league's new commissioner at an NFL meeting in Northbrook, Ill. The players' union opposes former Commissioner Tagliabue hearing the appeals of the four players suspended in the Saints bounties case. In a statement Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, the NFL Players Association said it will file a motion in U.S. District Court in New Orleans later in the day asking Tagliabue to recuse himself because of a conflict of interest.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2006 file photo, Roger Goodell, left, the NFL's chief operating officer, and Paul Tagliabue, NFL commissioner, pose for photos after Goodell was selected to succeed Tagliabue as the league's new commissioner at an NFL meeting in Northbrook, Ill. The players' union opposes former Commissioner Tagliabue hearing the appeals of the four players suspended in the Saints bounties case. In a statement Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, the NFL Players Association said it will file a motion in U.S. District Court in New Orleans later in the day asking Tagliabue to recuse himself because of a conflict of interest. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
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