How do I veto or protest a trade?
There is now a 24-hour trade review period after a trade is accepted which allows team owners the chance to review a trade after it's accepted. This is done to prevent unbalanced trades from processing or collusion between two teams. After the trade offer is submitted, the system will display a pending move on your team page, as well as on the other owner's page. In addition, the owner may receive an email informing them of the proposal had you selected that option during the trade offer process. That team owner can then go to his/her team page to review the deal, and either accept or decline it. If no action is taken within the specified number of days, the system will automatically cancel the trade offer. The pending move will then disappear on both team pages.

If the trade is rejected, the team proposing the trade will receive an email notifying them of that result. If the offer is accepted, the entire league will be notified via email and the other team owners can review it based on your league settings.

NOTE: As a reminder, The ESPN Standard league default trade review period is 24 hours.

  • Free leagues: During the trade review period, if four (4) of the ten (10) team owners vote to veto a trade it will be cancelled. A link on the main League Office page allows you to view pending trades and submit your veto should you so choose.

    TRADE REVIEW PERIOD (League Manager Leagues ONLY)
    This is the period of time allowed for the other team owners to decide if a trade is fair. League Managers can determine the span of time for the review period. If one of the "hour" review periods is selected and the trade is not vetoed it will process within the hour (not that exact minute) when the period expires. This setting can be changed by the League Managers at any time during the season.
  • 24 hours - Default setting
  • 48 hours
  • 72 hours
  • No Trade Review - Trades process immediately once the trade is accepted.
  • "24 hours" Example: A trade is accepted at 11:05 a.m. ET on Friday in a league with a 24 hour Trade Review period. If the trade is not vetoed it will process within the hour after the 11:05 a.m. ET time on Saturday (24 hours after the time the trade was accepted on Friday).

    NOTE: Any trades which are pending at the time the Trade Review Period is changed will be grandfathered. The change to the Trade Review Period will only be used for trades moving forward.