Eric Reid Files Grievance Against NFL

Tanya Simon
May 3, 2018

Kaepernick and Reid were the first players to kneel during the playing of the national anthem as a protest to racial inequality in the United States. The defensive back had 10 interceptions, 36 pass defenses, 264 tackles, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in his first five seasons.

National Football League teams have been noticeably slow to act on the safety free agent market this year.

It's yet unproven if a conspiracy against these players exists, but it's very suspicious that two talented individuals like Kaepernick and Reid are struggling this much to get signed.

The NFL Players Association issued a statement of support for Reid. But owner Mike Brown "almost exclusively" centered the conversation around Reid's protesting, with Brown reportedly saying he would 'prohibit it.' Reid wasn't prepared to commit on the spot.

Graziano noted that Reid has hired attorney Mark Geragos.

"Our union supports Eric and we are considering other legal options to pursue", the NFLPA said.

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Reid remains unemployed despite being one of the better safeties in the NFL.

Recently Reid had a glimmer of hope and met with NFL owners secretly along with other football players, in an effort to figure out how players could advance their social justice causes without it causing a conflict with the league.

"The notion that I can be a great signing for your team for cheap, not because of my skill set but because I've protested systemic oppression, is ludicrous", Reid wrote. "If you think it, then your mindset is part of the problem too", Reid tweeted.

"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color", Kaepernick said in 2016. Even the legal experts I trust aren't quite sure about what to think right now. He made the Pro Bowl during his rookie season.

Trump has regularly trashed players who took a knee during the anthem - in fact, he just went after them during a rally in MI last week.

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