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Chris Mortensen of ESPN has the result:
- The player is still suspended until November 9th
- The player only loses one game check, instead of two
This is not the result many of us had hoped and/or expected. Basically, LJ gets a paid week off as his suspension is cut in half now losing only a little over
$250,000 $330,147. That includes his $267,647 game check plus a $62,500 bonus he gets for each game, per Bob Gretz.
I think this is the result of neither side, particularly the team, wanting to have this distraction continue. However, LJ is still on the team so I believe it will continue to be a distraction regardless of the other stuff.
It had been previously reported that the league and the union were getting involved in the talks. If a settlement agreement hadn't been reached, a grievance hearing would have been held next week by an independent arbitrator.
We'll continue to update this as any more information comes in.