NFLPA unhappy with decision against Reid
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.