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Poston will challenge suspension

WASHINGTON (March 16, 2006) -- Carl Poston's lawyer says the agent will challenge a two-year suspension levied by the NFL players' union over the handling of LaVar Arrington 's 2003 contract extension with the Washington Redskins.

Poston was disciplined by an NFL Players' Association disciplinary committee during the union's meetings this week in Hawaii. The case involved a $6.5 million bonus that Arrington claimed was left out of the final contract of his contract by the Redskins.

"The suspension is wrong, irresponsible, and in violation of the NFLPA rules," Poston's lawyer, Paul Aloe, said in a statement issued March 16. "We intend to vigorously contest this using all appropriate legal remedies. These charges are utterly without merit. It is LaVar Arrington's call whether or not Carl adequately represents him. LaVar has urged that the charges be dismissed and that Carl did nothing wrong."

Aloe said the Poston will take the case to arbitration under NFLPA rules.

"We are confident than when the process is completed, Carl will be completely vindicated," Aloe said.

Arrington reached an agreement with the Redskins earlier this month that allowed him to become a free agent. He said March 16 that he will keep Poston as his agent.

"It's a total injustice," Arrington said. "Things like that happen in life."

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