NFLPA tells membership that claims of revised CBA are “completely false”

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The NFL Players Association has responded to the accusation that the Collective Bargaining Agreement was altered between the version on which the players voted and the final draft. And the NFLPA has rejected the claim that the CBA was improperly revised.

According to a document provided to all players, a copy of which PFT has obtained, the union calls the claims made by lawyers from the firm of Geragos & Geragos “completely false.”

The NFLPA characterizes the changes made to Article 60, Section 4 of the CBA as the repair to a “cross reference” between the CBA and a disability plain, and that the revisions “reflects no substantive difference whatsoever from what players were told about the proposed CBA and what the players voted to approve.”

The adjustment came via a so-called “side letter” that was employed to make the final document accurately reflect the terms of the deal.

“It is correct that the final version of the 456-page CBA includes an additional subparagraph with a cross-reference to a section of the Disability Plan that the parties had inadvertently omitted in an earlier version,” the union explains to its members. “The final CBA corrected the omission, as the bargaining parties were required to do based on their agreement that ‘if any typographical errors or incorrect cross-references are found in the 2020-2030 Agreement, the parties will act in good faith to correct them’ (just as the parties had similarly agreed when finalizing the 2011 CBA). . . . This correction did not, however, change what had been agreed to with the NFL, what information had been provided to players, or what players had voted upon.”

The union has informed the players that its position will be communicated to the lawyers, who were retained by free-agent safety Eric Reid to address the issue. The lawyers had asked for the CBA to be invalidated, for a new CBA vote to be taken, and for an independent investigation into the matter to be conducted.

20 responses to “NFLPA tells membership that claims of revised CBA are “completely false”

  1. I’m starting to think this Eric Reid guy is just a tool. CBA won’t mean much for a guy not in the league anymore anyways.

  2. After this that Reid guy won’t get signed by anyone. What a tool. Why act like a jerk for no reason?

  3. Oh look at that. Another self-serving lie from Eric Reid. He’s done in this league.

  4. Geragos doesn’t come cheap. Enjoy that bill Eric Reid, doesn’t look like the NFL is picking up the tab.

  5. It’s pretty bad when you make your own union mad at you. He needs to just go away. Nobody cares what he says anymore.

  6. Now Eric Reid is banned for life.

    Someday the players will need to make a stand, but this wasn’t that day.

  7. Is it possible to sue Eric Reid’s lawyers for malpractice? This is a common device used in contracts and it’s extremely unlikely that his lawyers didn’t understand why the two documents were different.

  8. Lol. Eric Reid thought he’d hooked a big one. I’ll show y’all how smart I am. A decent person would have checked with the NFLPA first and let them handle it, rather than try to gather more attention to themselves.

    Enjoy retirement Mr. Reid. Say hi to Kap.

  9. eagleswin says:
    April 2, 2020 at 7:58 am
    Is it possible to sue Eric Reid’s lawyers for malpractice? This is a common device used in contracts and it’s extremely unlikely that his lawyers didn’t understand why the two documents were different.
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    You can sue anyone for anything. However, to have any hope of success you must be able to prove damages. This usually refers to loss of money or income. Not likely here.

  10. His own union called him a liar. LOL

    Also, I thought his crooked lawyer (Geragos) was heading to prison?

  11. If there was any truth to those claims you’d have people way more credible than Eric Reid and Mark Geragos raising a stink.

  12. mjclementz says:
    Geragos doesn’t come cheap. Enjoy that bill Eric Reid, doesn’t look like the NFL is picking up the tab.
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    Mark Geragos is an ambulance-chasing celebrity lawyer who goes out of his way to seek out attention. It’s likely he was doing the initial work on his own, and wouldn’t have charged Reid or anyone else until such time as a high-profile lawsuit could have netted him vastly more publicity and money. The NFLPA just squashed that.
    Geragos may be a master manipulator capable of conning juries and the media, but the fact he publicly raised accusations of impropriety before doing his due diligence — missing something so basic and simple that could easily have been ascertained quietly behind the scenes – calls into question not only his motives, but his basic legal acumen

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