Erid Reid Loses Cincinnatti Bengals Claim, But Collusion Grievance Lives On

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Some not very good news on the grievance front for Eric Reid as the arbitrator, Shyam Das,  denied his claim against the Cincinnati Bengals who’d questioned Reid about his kneeling intentions during a visit this past off-season. The arbitrator did not give any detailed reasons for his decision, just a summary declaration that the Bengals were within their rights to ask Reid about his prospective actions during the anthem, and as such was not in violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The NFL Players Association issued a statement expressing disappointment, but noting they were pleased that Reid had been signed by the Carolina Panthers. It is not clear what effect, if any, this decision will have on Reid’s or even Kaepernick’s ongoing collusion grievance against the NFL.

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Eric Reid’s grievance against the Bengals has been denied by an arbitrator, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. Reid, a former first-round pick who played for the 49ers from 2013-2017, went unsigned in the offseason and didn’t land with a team until the Panthers inked him to a deal in late September, 280 days after his last NFL game.

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