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Arbitrator Rules that Goodell Can Punish for Bountygate

By Alan Schechter

Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

BountyGate score: NFL-1, Saints-0.

Arbitrator Stephen Burbank has ruled that commissioner Goodell can dole out the punishment, per the CBA.

Just another step in the worsening relationship with the league and its players. Not good.