BIlly Hunter was put on an indefinite leave of absence by the National Basketball Player's Association in a move that appears to be the start of removing Hunter as its executive director. This comes on the heels of an internal review initiated by NBPA president Derek Fisher and a pending U.S. Attorney's office criminal investigation.
Uh oh RT @wojyahoonba The NBPA executive committee has placed executive director Billy Hunter on a leave of absence— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) February 1, 2013
Of course it is. RT @wojyahoonba: Billy Hunter's leave of absence is paid, source tells Y! Sports.— Russ Bengtson (@russbengtson) February 1, 2013
As for whether actions of five-member interim executive committee are binding, the NBPA's constitution and bylaws suggests they are.— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) February 1, 2013
Article VI, Section 2 gives executive committee authority to form "any subcommittee" that would "serve the Players Association's interests."— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) February 1, 2013
Section 3 states that a majority of executive committee members (5 out of 9) may take action by a majority vote of those present.— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) February 1, 2013
Roger Goodell is standing by the decision to suspend players who repeatedly deliver blows to the head and says even more discipline should come in the future. Meanwhile, Goodell said he was unaware that the NFLPA wants a Chief Safety Officer (presumably not named Roger Goodell), something executive director DeMaurice Smith mentioned Thursday.
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Somebody had to be around to tell this guy Tayshaun Prince had been traded, before he showed up to the game and waited on him to come out of the tunnel. Who's supposed to be out here looking after the Tayshaun Prince fans @vgoodwill?
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