Bryant seeks dismissal of lawsuit against NFL

Updated: December 11, 2007, 9:07 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Former NFL wide receiver Antonio Bryant has resolved issues raised in his lawsuit against the league over drug testing, according to documents filed Tuesday asking that the complaint be dismissed.

Bryant filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in October seeking to stop the NFL from requiring him to submit to drug testing. Letters indicate the NFL had asked him to submit to a urinalysis in September. Bryant contended that since the San Francisco 49ers terminated his contract in March, he was no longer under contract with the NFL.

The league responded that its collective bargaining agreement still covers free agents. It also said the matter should be resolved under grievance procedures set out in the league's collective bargaining agreement, not in court.

Court documents filed Tuesday said Bryant and the NFL had resolved issues raised in the lawsuit, without disclosing details. Bryant's lawyer Peter Schaffer had no comment Tuesday. A league spokesman did not immediately return an e-mail seeking comment Tuesday night.


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