One item of procedure I find interesting is the three day AKA 72 hour rule that required the league to provide their evidence to the players in a timely manner. When all four players showed up at 10:00am this past Monday, the time ordained by the league, Vilma and Ginsberg left under the premise the CBA had been violated. Goodell postponed with the other three players allegedly to make the 72 hour period good. I'm guessing that Fujita, Smith and Hargrove are presumed to have consented to this. Clearly Vilma did not.
So it appears that the league was technically in violation of the appeal procedure. Without Vilma's consent to allow the extra time does this maybe put Goodell in a no-win position with him? Could this be part of the reason for the delay?