The NFL Players Association has filed a complaint on behalf of the former 49ers Security Eric Reid, who protested social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem for the last two seasons and not signing nearly two months after the commencement of free agency] The move comes after Reid, 26, filed a lawsuit against the NFL last week.
The NFLPA's complaint appears to be largely inspired by an out-of-pocket visit Reid made to the Bengals in April. According to ProFootballTalk.com, Cincinnati Reid will not have contracted after Reid was asked by owner Mike Brown for his plans to protest during the national anthem of 201
Reid has hinted that he will not protest during the anthem of the season. However, he did not say he should get up when he was asked by Brown, who allegedly told him that he plans to ban players from protesting in 2018.
In a statement, the NFLPA said: "According to our information, a club seems to have decided not to sign a player on the grounds of the player's statement that he would question the implementation of the club's policies against the League's policies . "
The NFLPA noted that the league has no rules that prevent players from demonstrating the anthem, and that the bargaining agreement states that an NFL rule replaces any conflicting team rule. It added that at least one team owner had "job interview questions about a player's intent to demonstrate." We believe these issues are inappropriate given the league's policy. "
Reid was the first teammate to join the former 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick protested that since 2016 no longer plays in the league and submitted in October against the NFL a collusive action.
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