NFLPA disappointed in Eric Reid ruling, “thrilled” he’s on Panthers

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The NFLPA has responded to an arbitrator ruling that the grievance the union filed against the Bengals by on behalf of Eric Reid has been denied.

The grievance was focused on the Bengals questioning Reid during a free agent visit about whether he would continue to kneel during the playing of the national anthem this season. The NFLPA felt that Reid’s refusal to commit to any plan was the reason he did not sign with the team and that it was in violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Arbitrator Shyam Das said the Bengals were within their rights to ask that question of Reid, who has since signed with the Panthers.

“Arbitrator Shyam Das issued a decision yesterday siding with management and denying Eric Reid’s claim against the Cincinnati Bengals. We are disappointed in this decision, especially since the arbitrator affirms the facts which our filing was based upon and provides no in-depth analysis of why management can engage in behavior that violates fair hiring practices. Despite this decision, we are thrilled that Eric Reid is back with an NFL club doing the job he loves and our hope is that Colin Kaepernick follows him back to the playing field soon. We will review the decision more carefully with Eric and his lawyers to consider our next steps.”

The collusion grievances that Reid and Kaepernick filed against the NFL have not been denied or dismissed.

38 responses to “NFLPA disappointed in Eric Reid ruling, “thrilled” he’s on Panthers

  1. As a football fan, I’m THRILLED WITH THE RULING!!!! & disappointed in Carolina for allowing him to be part of their team…..

  2. kissbillsrings says:
    October 23, 2018 at 6:17 pm
    As a football fan, I’m THRILLED WITH THE RULING!!!! & disappointed in Carolina for allowing him to be part of their team…..
    ++++++++++++
    Agreed as many Americans will be who understand the concept of working hard, being dependable, and acting like a mature adult.

  3. kissbillsrings says:
    October 23, 2018 at 6:17 pm
    As a football fan, I’m THRILLED WITH THE RULING!!!! & disappointed in Carolina for allowing him to be part of their team…..
    ———————————–

    So Eric Reid should be out of the NFL for kneeling, but your happy to have serial drunk driver Josh Gordon on your Pats?

    Nice priorities!

  4. The NFLPA had to know that they (the NFLPA and Reid) had no case.

    The only reason the NFLPA is “thrilled” that he’s playing for the Panthers is that he’s paying NFLPA dues.

    Unless Reid steps up his game, he’ll only be employed through the end of the season.

  5. Too soon for you folks who don’t understand what America is really all about to get happy.

    “The collusion grievances that Reid and Kaepernick filed against the NFL have not been denied or dismissed.”

  6. I can’t wait until next year when Carolina cuts him before the season starts. I can see it now.. date line before the season… Sports editor.. I want every reporter sports or not to get down to Carolina and cover this travesty . You should ask why did you cut him, and then next why did you cut him and if they don’t tell you it was because of his social justice stance ask them again until they cave and tell you that he was cut because of his social justice policies. Now go!

  7. “Too soon for you folks who don’t understand what America is really all about”

    —-

    I do. It’s apparently about shaming others for having a different perspective than you. Both sides are doing it.

  8. Stop calling any sort of criticism shaming.

    It’s ok for me to be critical of someone who purports to care about America, yet expect all of us to Heil the flag or be exiled. I think footballpat is right.

    Don’t be ashamed that you are a nationalist nutjob

  9. Taboot83 says:
    October 23, 2018 at 6:35 pm
    kissbillsrings says:
    October 23, 2018 at 6:17 pm
    As a football fan, I’m THRILLED WITH THE RULING!!!! & disappointed in Carolina for allowing him to be part of their team…..
    ———————————–

    So Eric Reid should be out of the NFL for kneeling, but your happy to have serial drunk driver Josh Gordon on your Pats?

    Nice priorities!

    ———————-
    Im pretty sure if Gordon told any team that he had no intention of stopping they would not have signed him.

  10. “Stop calling any sort of criticism shaming.

    It’s ok for me to be critical of someone who purports to care about America, yet expect all of us to Heil the flag or be exiled. I think footballpat is right.

    Don’t be ashamed that you are a nationalist nutjob”

    ———

    The difference between criticism and shaming is that last line right there.

  11. i thumbs down your comment says:

    Don’t be ashamed that you are a nationalist nutjob

    ——————

    You do realize that being called a nationalist is a compliment, right?

  12. If a prospective employee has a history disruptive behavior, the employer has every right to ask the interviewee if they will continue the disruptive behavior. If the employer dislikes the answer, they can legally decline to hire that person. Reid, like Kaepernick, got talked into a dumb lawsuit by an opportunist lawyer and now looks foolish.

  13. I’m a Bengals fan who is not always a fan of Mike Brown and his management. His decision to pass on Eric Reid is the exception…I am definitely a fan of his decision on him. An employer should not be required to hire someone who is going to disrupt their business.

  14. Carolina did all the other nfl teams a huge favor by signing him to a minimum deal, diluting his collusion claim, and now onus is on Reid
    unless he plays lights out this year ,
    next year they can use performance as a reason to cut him or sign him again to minimum contract so either way Reid will not see a big contract and his collusion claim gets weaker

  15. I would think any franchise has the right to ask if a player would be likely to engage in behavior that would reflect poorly on the team. Reid’s behavior, spitting on America and demonstrating his hatred of America publicly, should certainly be considered on weather or not to sign the player to a high dollar contract. Kapernick, Reid and the like are supporting a false cause as America is not a racist Country. In fact, there are not enough racist to go around in todays America so some folks create these fake narratives to push political agendas. Those claims of Cops targeting people who are black have been debunked over and over again. When a person supports false claims over their own self interest the results shouldn’t be a surprise. Choices have consequences.

  16. Why isn’t the NFLPA concerned about player-on-player hate crimes, such as what Burfict is intentionally doing to other players? Doesn’t the NFLPA also represent the players that Burfict is trying to take out?

  17. I love seeing Reid and the NFLPA take one on the chin. I’m glad Reid lost. He has proven he’s an idiot many times over.

  18. Taboot83 says:
    October 23, 2018 at 6:35 pm
    kissbillsrings says:
    October 23, 2018 at 6:17 pm
    As a football fan, I’m THRILLED WITH THE RULING!!!! & disappointed in Carolina for allowing him to be part of their team…..
    ———————————–

    So Eric Reid should be out of the NFL for kneeling, but your happy to have serial drunk driver Josh Gordon on your Pats?

    Nice priorities!

    Any addict looking to clean up should expect that normal caring people will give a brother a chance. Thanks for making your position clear. The second he screws up he’s gone. You get that, right?

    Reid’s not an addict except to his mirror. He can change his act any time he wants to but this is what happens when some folks have too much money. They think having money means people should listen to your ramblings.

  19. collectordude says:
    October 23, 2018 at 9:42 pm
    NFLPA loses yet again.
    ____________________

    At a certain point we’re gonna feel sorry for the players for constantly getting shafted by the Owners everytime the CBA needs to be renewed, because as this case very well demonstrates the NFLPA is run by morons.

  20. So if in an interview I am asked if I would wear a MAGA hat to work, and tell them I am likely to, and they dont take me for that reason…have my rights been violated?

  21. Reid is a starting safety contributing to a Carolina defense which is in the top 10 in points allowed. THAT should be the way in which he is evaluated as a player. Focus on the player’s degree of football talent.

  22. The Bengals were well within their right to ask the question. The issue I have with the NFL is why do they make players participate in that fake ritual known as the National Anthem. No the other non government employer make their employees participate in that crap.

  23. ninetysixer says:
    October 24, 2018 at 8:19 am
    broke in 5 years

    He broke now, Which is why he was so mad at Malcolm Jenkins. He actually believes that Jenkins was able to pocket the money the NFL allotted to the causes last year. Also he has the little brother complex now that big brother Kaepernick is rolling in cash from doing nothing.

  24. Ah, the role of a union. To continue to look like fools, whine like babies and waste people’s time with frivolous cases. D Smith plays this role with Academy Award like skill.
    I think about 99.5% of us knew this wasn’t gonna work. If an employer isn’t allowed to ask questions of a player how do you know who you are going to pay millions of dollars?

    This nonsense needs to go away and Reid needs to keep his mouth shut or Carolina is going to get tired of his act real quick and he’ll be back as Colin’s sidekick by Thanksgiving.

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