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Like ex-teammate Colin Kaepernick, former San Francisco 49er Eric Reid has now filed a grievance against the NFL alleging that the owners have colluded to keep him on the sidelines.
Reid announced his free agency at the end of the 2017 season, but like fellow anthem protester Kaepernick, he has been unable to find a team interested in signing him.
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In 2016, the now out-of-work safety was one of the first players in the league to join Kaepernick’s protest against the country during the playing of the national anthem. And, like Kaepernick, after turning free agent he has now filed a grievance alleging collusion, Pro Football Talk reported.
The NFL Players Association confirmed the player’s filing:
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Our union is aware that Eric Reid and his legal representatives filed a collusion claim, which will be heard through the arbitration process as spelled out in our Collective Bargaining Agreement. Our union supports Eric, and we are considering other legal options to pursue.
The accusations against the league are similar to those lodged by Kaepernick,...
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