NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 15
System Arbitrator

Section 2(b)
Scope of Authority


The Appeals Panel shall accept the System Arbitrator’s findings of fact unless clearly erroneous and the System Arbitrator’s recommendations of relief unless based upon clearly erroneous findings of fact, incorrect application of the law, or abuse of discretion, except that, as to any finding concerning Article 17, any imposition of a fine of $1 million or more, or any finding that would permit termination of this Agreement, review shall be de novo.