JC Tretter: NFLPA has not agreed to any reopening plan

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NFL Players Association President JC Tretter is pumping the brakes on talk that NFL minicamps will open in June.

Tretter, a center for the Browns, wrote on Twitter that the union hasn’t agreed to any plan to send players back to team facilities.

“Players: our union has not agreed to any reopening plan,” Tretter wrote. “Any reports about coming back to work are hypothetical. You will hear from the NFLPA when there are new developments.”

Tretter added that the report suggesting June 27 as a date on which minicamps could take place is incorrect, as the players have already negotiated for June 26 as the final day that players can be at work before the start of training camps in July.

The extent to which the players will resist efforts to make them report to team facilities remains to be seen, but Tretter wants the owners to know the NFLPA expects to be consulted on the league’s plans for reopening.

24 responses to “JC Tretter: NFLPA has not agreed to any reopening plan

  1. Of course not, as recent years have shown, they want to do as little work off-season as possible.

  2. Way to be looking out for your fellow union brothers and making your stand known to the league. This is business, but this pandemic is personal. Stay healthy and God bless

  3. Don’t work and don’t get paid.
    Works that way everwhere outside of government employment.

  4. Crushh22

    He was voted in as President! Because he knows how to represent the NFLPA! Has nothing to do for what team you play for??? 😜 Idiots

  5. ajandrew2020 says:
    May 26, 2020 at 2:34 pm
    Crushh22

    He was voted in as President! Because he knows how to represent the NFLPA! Has nothing to do for what team you play for??? 😜 Idiots
    ________________
    Yeah, I’m familiar with how it works.
    It was a joke SweetPea. Calm down.

  6. Can’t wait for the players vs owners fight on when they have to report.
    It’s been fun to watch the players lose time and time again.
    Entitled millennials are too self absorbed to be united enough to win any battle versus the brains of NFL owners.

  7. Yeah I’m sure all 32 owners are waiting for your approval to open their teams for business. Get a clue idiot if your employer says it’s time to come to work you’re showing up.

  8. The NFLPA will vote to play as long as there are reasonable efforts to protect the players, coaches and their families. That’s all anyone wants.

  9. they would all be violating their contracts and subject to fines applicable for missing mandatory minicamp, as negotiated in the cba…

  10. Looping in the Union is just good business. They have no contractual aspect of Corvid19 in the NFLPA/NFL CBA, so it is important to be reasonable on both sides. The NFL has to work with political folks and the NFLPA in order to get the teams back operational. The NFLPA will want to ensure it’s membership is protected, while still affording them opportunities to make their money.

    It’s all good. Just get it done safely.

  11. Here kitty kitty…lol…what do you expect from a union? Born and bred liberal so they won’t approve of anything that helps the country as it is now.

  12. It’s reasonable to not only be kept in the loop but have some input on reopening as well. It’s not about skirting out of work. It’s a contact sport trying to reopen during a pandemic for crying out loud.

  13. How is playing football more risky than regular everyday living around covid? All these players are working out in groups already!!!

  14. Tretter seems like he is going to be a force to be reconed with when it comes to dealing with the owners and management decisions. Players are not going out there and put their lives on the line fans or no fans. The shield better have very solid, NFLPA, approved plans or it ain’t happening.I know many people think players are all greedy and are only about the money but this is a whole different situation. If they play the games they should get paid their full salaries. The owners will scream about losing money when in reality they won’t be losing anything …. the just won’t be making as much money.

  15. if Tretter gets cut (making big $$ and the Browns draft a kid name Harris ) is he still President ?

  16. “Don’t work and don’t get paid.
    Works that way everwhere outside of government employment.”

    Most of the government employees I’ve encountered, especially these days, work very hard. Be thankful you don’t have a job in one of the offices charged with doing unemployment at the moment.

  17. There are plenty of good players out there who want to play. Bring on the replacements for no-shows. Tretter is a joke and irrelevant. De Smith runs the NFLPA as his private little fiefdom just like Roger Godell does the NFL!

  18. Is NFLPA Pres Tretter unaware of the statistics around this virus? Under 40 fatalities are extremely low. Look at any state that provides stats by age and you’ll see that. And that’s of reported cases only.

    Of course the league/teams will take action – like German Soccer and remove an infected player from all activities until better.

    Being prudent is wise being alarmist is a lack of leadership.

  19. Yeah, let’s rip the players who, collectively, make far less than the owners, but who, collectively, put themselves at far more risk. As it should happen throughout the rest of the workforce, the NFL should figure out how to pay its players, etc., even if there are no games. More than 1/2 the league makes league minimum and the vast majority of those guys probably can’t afford to lose $ if there are less games or, which I think is more likely, there are no games at all this season. A number of countries, during this pandemic, are guaranteeing salaries and wages, 75%-80%, for their workforce even if they are not working because they know the best way to fight this virus is for people to stay home. Now, nations have many incentives for doing this (keeping the economy from tanking, keeping businesses from closing, etc.) that the NFL owners don’t have, but there has to be a way, with the billions floating around the NFL, to work something out so players aren’t forced to play and risk their lives and health and those around them. Of course, players risk their health every time they step on the field, but they aren’t potential carriers of a virus that can kill others they come in contact with either.

  20. One way to get rid of those megabucks contracts is to re-open too soon.

  21. watchyobehindinharmcity says:
    May 26, 2020 at 4:29 pm
    How is playing football more risky than regular everyday living around covid? All these players are working out in groups already!!!
    ————————————
    I go to work daily in a factory, put on my PPE, and never touch any of my coworkers.

    If you’ve ever played tackle football, you should know that the contact you experience gets pretty up close and personal, particularly in the trenches and in the piles. There’s much more to it than sharing a ball throw from 15 yards away.

    The risk comparison to an “every day,” normal workplace activity is completely different.

  22. The NFLPA is the weakest union of all sports. Their members won’t dig in on this, who are you kidding?

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