Reid pro­motes probe, re-vote over CBA lan­guage

Orlando Sentinel - - Sports Tuesday -

Free agent safety Eric Reid wants the NFL’s new col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing agree­ment in­val­i­dated over lan­guage added fol­low­ing rat­i­fi­ca­tion of the pact ear­lier this month.

He’s call­ing for an in­ves­ti­ga­tion and a re-vote.

In a let­ter to the NFLPA on Mon­day, Reid’s lawyers said lan­guage posted on the play­ers associatio­n’s web­site af­ter pas­sage of the agree­ment by a 1,019-959 vote on March 15 con­tains dif­fer­ent lan­guage than the one play­ers signed off on.

The new CBA is set to be­gin with the 2020 sea­son and ex­tend through 2030.

The let­ter high­lights a dif­fer­ence in word­ing in the sec­tion about the league’s dis­abil­ity plan that af­fects hun­dreds, and po­ten­tially thou­sands, of ex-play­ers who ap­plied for So­cial Se­cu­rity dis­abil­ity in­sur­ance pay­ments be­fore Jan. 1, 2015. In the ver­sion the play­ers re­ceived and ap­proved, those off­sets ap­plied only to play­ers who ap­plied af­ter Jan. 1, 2015.

In tweets Mon­day, Reid, a vo­cal op­po­nent of the agree­ment, pro­vided screen­shots of the CBA that showed the lan­guage added af­ter play­ers ap­proved the deal.

Col­leges: A woman who said she was sex­u­ally as­saulted by a Michi­gan State basketball player is ask­ing the Michi­gan at­tor­ney gen­eral’s of­fice to in­ves­ti­gate, ac­cord­ing to a pub­lished re­port.

ESPN, cit­ing a po­lice re­port and emails ob­tained through a pub­lic records re­quest, re­ported that Michi­gan State Univer­sity po­lice told pros­e­cu­tors they had prob­a­ble cause that sopho­more guard Brock Wash­ing­ton raped the woman on Jan. 19 while she was too in­tox­i­cated to con­sent. Po­lice re­ferred the case to county pros­e­cu­tors, who de­clined to file charges this month.

An MSU po­lice spokesman told ESPN on Mon­day that the at­tor­ney gen­eral’s of­fice re­quested the case file and the depart­ment was co­op­er­at­ing.

Af­ter a game Jan. 23, coach Tom Izzo an­nounced that Wash­ing­ton had been sus­pended. He didn’t elab­o­rate.

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