The new CBA won’t be done until the players vote to reconstitute the union. After that happens, the NFL and the NFLPA must collectively bargain matters like drug testing, steroids testing, and the personal conduct policy.
As to the personal conduct policy, NFLPA spokesman George Atallah addressed on Tuesday’s PFT Live the question of whether the resurrected union will allow the league to impose discipline for off-field incidents occurring during the work stoppage.
“Something tells me our members are going to tell us to deal with that pretty aggressively,” Atallah said. “I’ll just leave it at that.”
And they should. It’s wrong, in our view, to hold players responsible for things done away from work at a time when the boss won’t let the players work.
Even if the league is pushing the issue merely for leverage as to other issues, it’s an unreasonable position and the players should refuse to make any concessions in order to get the league to abandon this stance.