Reid promotes probe, re-vote over CBA language
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.