What you need to know about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s hearing on the NFLPA’s lawsuit to overturn the league’s controversial “Deflategate” rule

The NFL is in the middle of its hearing with a group of players who claim the league violated their civil rights in its efforts to keep players from playing in games in violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The hearing, scheduled for Monday in New York, will be streamed live on the league website.

The players have claimed that the league deliberately and recklessly rigged the 2016 season with the purpose of reducing the number of regular-season games played.

Players and coaches were informed by commissioner Roger Godfrey that the team would play its first game on Dec. 9, the night before the Super Bowl, instead of its first scheduled game on Jan. 5, the day before the game against the Green Bay Packers.

They have accused the NFL of violating the league constitution, which prohibits collusion between teams.

A statement issued by the NFL Players Association on Tuesday said that the hearing will “prove beyond doubt that the NFL did not have a plan to fix the season,” that the investigation was conducted with “the full and full knowledge” of league officials, and that Goodell “will be testifying about his role and actions.”

The players said they are seeking to have the league “replaced with a collective bargaining agreement that includes a new and better governance structure, greater enforcement of the labor agreement, and a clear and consistent framework for determining what constitutes a significant violation of players’ rights.”

The NFL Players Union, which is representing the players, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the hearing.

Goodell will have a difficult time convincing players that the collusion is widespread, the union said.

The NFL has denied the players’ allegations, saying that it is conducting a thorough investigation and that there is no evidence of widespread collusion.

The owners have also disputed the players allegations, calling them “false, inflammatory, and outrageous.”

“The allegations made by the league and its front office were completely false and offensive and the commissioner made it clear that any allegation of any such activity is absolutely false and will be thoroughly investigated,” the NFL said in a statement.

Goodell has also had to deal with a number of other issues that the union and the players have brought up during the hearing, including an attempt to force the NFL to pay $2.5 million in back pay to former players who were on the receiving end of improper treatment.

The league and the owners have already agreed to a settlement, with the NFL team agreeing to pay a $2 million fine and the NFL franchise agreeing to a $250,000 fine.