Old news: The NFL has implemented a new national anthem policy. Basically, players can “protest” all they want by remaining in the locker room, but if they choose to go out on the field, they must stand.
Statement from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pic.twitter.com/1Vn7orTo1R
— NFL (@NFL) May 23, 2018
I think it’s a perfect compromise. The NFL Players Association, however, does not. They’re suing on behalf of those poor, oppressed NFL players. They say the new policy “infringes on player rights.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 10, 2018
Non-injury grievance filed today to meet statute of limitations and will be heard by an independent arbitrator. Glad that players/management will sit down soon and work on a solution, together. https://t.co/iWhYjL1aeH
— George Atallah (@GeorgeAtallah) July 10, 2018
Our union filed its non-injury grievance today on behalf of all players challenging the NFL’s recently imposed anthem policy. The union’s claim is that this new policy, imposed by the NFL’s governing body without consultation with the NFLPA, is inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement and infringes on player rights.
In advance of our filing today, we proposed to the NFL to begin confidential discussions with the NFLPA Executive Committee to find a solution to this issue instead of immediately proceeding with litigation. The NFL has agreed to proceed with those discussions and we look forward to starting them soon.
I’m looking forward to football season, but I am NOT looking forward to the drama that will surely accompany it. Stand up, be a man and play ball.
h/t Daily Wire