NFLPA appeals Goodell's lack of leniency in Pacman case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The NFL Players Association is appealing
commissioner Roger Goodell's decision not to reduce the season-long
suspension of Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones.

The union wants a hearing as soon as possible.

In a statement posted on its Web site, the union said it
appealed Goodell's decision in a letter dated Nov. 8 -- two days
after the commissioner notified Jones that the cornerback must
serve out the entire suspension handed down originally in April.

The union said Goodell met with Jones, his representatives and
an attorney from the NFLPA on Nov. 2 to consider leniency. The
statement concludes with saying a hearing will be held in New York
"within the next several weeks."

Goodell met with Jones two weeks earlier than he originally
offered to.

Since being suspended in April, Jones was arrested in June on
two felony charges stemming from a Feb. 19 fight at a Las Vegas
strip club that led to a triple shooting outside that left one man
paralyzed. Jones has been arrested six times since being drafted
with the sixth pick overall in April 2005.