NFLPA un­happy with de­ci­sion against Reid

Calgary Herald - - SPORTS -

Eric Reid’s griev­ance against the Cincin­nati Ben­gals has been de­nied by an ar­bi­tra­tor, a de­ci­sion that has irked the NFL Play­ers As­so­ci­a­tion. The union says ar­bi­tra­tor Shyam Das found the team ask­ing Reid dur­ing a freeagent visit if he planned to kneel dur­ing the na­tional an­them didn’t vi­o­late fair hir­ing prac­tices. The union ar­gues stand­ing for the an­them is not re­quired in the labour agree­ment with the league. The griev­ance claimed Reid wasn’t signed by any team be­cause of his an­them protests. Reid joined the Carolina Pan­thers this month.

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