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High-profile agent Ben Dogra has license revoked by union

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:34 am
by Mothman ... oked-union
The NFL players' union has revoked the license of high-profile agent Ben Dogra and fined him $200,000.

Dogra, who has represented Vikings running back Adrian Peterson among other players, can apply for reinstatement in three years.

The union did not cite any specifics Wednesday in its statement, but said the players on the committee on agent regulations and discipline voted unanimously to sanction Dogra.

A 38-count disciplinary complaint was brought to the committee.

"Ben Dogra adamantly denies engaging in any conduct that was not in the best interests of his clients or NFL players," his attorney, Arthur J. McAfee, said in a statement. "Ben has always been a strong advocate for NFL players and is thankful for the show of support from his clients and others in the industry during this process."

Dogra will appeal the discipline before an independent arbitrator. Any discipline would not be enforced until the appeal process is completed and he could continue to operate as an agent until resolution of the case.