WASHINGTON (AP) _ Agent Ed Sewell was suspended for six months on Friday by the NFL Players Association.

According the NFLPA, Sewell negotiated a contract for a player without having the player first sign a representation agreement, then sued the player for unpaid fees rather than submit the dispute to arbitration, as required by the union's regulations.

The union also accused Sewell of signing a representation agreement with another player that didn't conform with the one issued by the union, then threatening to sue the player for unpaid fees.

Neither of the players was identified.