Union Files Grievance Against NFL Supporting Eric Reid

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The NFLPA says at least one team asked Reid inappropriate questions about demonstrations during the national anthem. Last week, Reid filed his own grievance against the National Football League, citing collusion in the free agency process.

The NFL Players Association alleges that since NFL rules don't ban kneeling during the national anthem, the Bengals were out of line to ask a free agent about it during a meeting.

Reid was the first teammate to protest alongside former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who hasn't played in the league since 2016 and filed a collusion grievance against the NFL in October.

The NFL players' union has filed a non-injury grievance on behalf of free agent safety Eric Reid. We imagine these questions are all incorrect, given league policy. However, citing the labor agreement, the NFLPA said league rules supersede individual club rules.

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Specifically, the grievance focuses on allegations that the Bengals asked free agent Eric Reid whether he meant to continue protesting next season. Despite being one of the top safeties available on the market, Reid remains unsigned into a third month of free agency. Today they welcome all NFL Players who have joined in the prosecution of the NFL for their conspiracy and illegal acts.

Reid and Kaepernick have legitimate grievances on their alleged punishment (unemployment), Florio said, because the owners gave the players a right to protest and then took it back when it became unpopular. "We stand shoulder to shoulder with the NFLPA in our fight for justice, equality and inalienable rights of all Americans".

Reid met with the Bengals on April 9 and was reportedly asked if he would kneel during the 2018 season.

FILE - In this October 2, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, left, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. Once the regular season rolled around, Kaepernick started taking a knee during the anthem in an effort to protest racial injustice and police brutality.