Offbeat NFLPA pursuing two challenges to NFL’s anthem policy and practices

22:16  07 may  2018
22:16  07 may  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

How Eric Reid Can Win His Collusion Grievance Against the NFL ... and How the NFL Can Win

  How Eric Reid Can Win His Collusion Grievance Against the NFL ... and How the NFL Can Win First it was Colin Kaepernick. Now it is Kaepernick’s former San Francisco 49ers teammate, safety Eric Reid. On Wednesday, the NFLPA confirmed a report by ESPN’s Dan Graziano that the 26-year-old Reid—who joined Kaepernick in kneeling during the National Anthem—has filed a collusion grievance against the NFL. Los Angeles attorneys Mark Geragos and Ben Meiselas, both whom represent Kaepernick, will represent Reid in the grievance.A good player who remains unemployedTo the surprise of some NFL observers, Reid is currently a free agent and not drawing much interest from teams.

. @mortreport referencing @ NFL game operations manual policy for national anthem on Monday Countdown. The document is Exhibit 115, described thusly in the NFLPA counterclaim (emphasis added is mine): Instead of applying the Player Policies , Vincent punished Brady pursuant to, and for

The National Football League (“ NFL ”) and the National Football League Players Association (“ NFLPA ”) have maintained policies and programs regarding substance abuse. In Article 39, Section 7 of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement (the “CBA”

  NFLPA pursuing two challenges to NFL’s anthem policy and practices © Getty Images

Many have wondered why the NFL Players Association hasn’t taken an aggressive stand against the league in connection with the application (i.e., misapplication) of its anthem policy by multiple teams. That’s about to change.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL will be pursuing a pair of grievances arising from the anthem issue.

The first grievance, technically a “non-injury grievance” under the labor deal, comes on behalf of safety Eric Reid against the Bengals and all clubs he may have spoken with. This grievance arises from questions posed to Reid by Bengals owner Mike Brown regarding whether he intends to continue to demonstrate during the anthem.

Twitter reacts to Lady Antebellum botching anthem in Nashville

  Twitter reacts to Lady Antebellum botching anthem in Nashville The country super group knows it messed up, mostly because Twitter wasn't going to let it slide.RELATED:  Jets crush Predators

"The agenda will be a continuation of how to make progress on the important social issues that players have vocalized," the NFL and NFLPA said in a statement. There has been no change in the current policy regarding the anthem ," the joint statement read.

The NFL and the NFL Players Association released a joint statement Wednesday afternoon explaining that there is no change in the current NFL policy regarding the national anthem , in response to Joint NFL - NFLPA statement pic.twitter.com/Elgkx3Gvmy.

The second grievance seeks a “system arbitration” against the NFL and all teams regarding the league’s failure to enforce the absence of a policy that mandates standing. By allowing, for example, teams to ask players whether they intend to demonstrate as part of pre-employment communications, the NFL is permitting teams to disregard the fact that no league rule prohibits demonstrations. Indeed, the only rule on the books preserves the right of players to demonstrate during the national anthem — and that right was confirmed by the NFL in 2016 and reiterated by the league in 2017.

“Colin and Eric have taken courageous action at the expense of their professional careers and personal lives,” attorney Mark Geragos, who represents both players in a separate collusion grievance, said in a statement. “They did these selfless acts because they wanted to shine light on inequity and oppression. Today they welcome all NFL Players who have joined in the prosecution of the NFL for their conspiracy and illegal acts. We stand shoulder to shoulder with the NFLPA in our fight for justice, equality and inalienable rights of all Americans.”

The NFL is now defending four separate actions arising from its approach to the anthem issue. More could be coming.

Trump doubts China trade negotiations will succeed .
Chinese officials are currently in Washington negotiating on trade with the Trump administration."Will that be successful? I tend to doubt it," the president said during an appearance with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. "The reason I doubt it is because China has become very spoiled. The European Union has become very spoiled. Other countries have become very spoiled, because they always got 100 percent of whatever they wanted from the United States.

Source: http://us.pressfrom.com/news/offbeat/-142766-nflpa-pursuing-two-challenges-to-nfl-s-anthem-policy-and-practices/

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!