Bountygate players fighting back, grievance filed against NFL

http://twitter.com/#!/adbrandt/status/198384894613790720

The players involved in Bountygate aren’t cooperating well with the discipline they received from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. On Friday morning the NFL players association filed a grievance against the league.

According to ESPN NFL Business Analyst Andrew Brandt, here are the NFLPA’s claims.

NFLPA grievance appears to take 3 tacts: (1) conduct prior to new CBA – August 4, 2011 – not subject to discipline by NFL.

— Andrew Brandt (@adbrandt) May 4, 2012

(2) That only the CBA "System Arbitrator", not the Commissioner, should be able to punish the players for these actions.

— Andrew Brandt (@adbrandt) May 4, 2012

(3) That even if the first two are somehow not controlling, the appeals should be handled by Art Shell/Ted Cottrell, not Goodell.

— Andrew Brandt (@adbrandt) May 4, 2012

Nobody knows for sure how their claims are going to hold up, but it seems doubtful that any suspensions get reduced.

@adbrandt If I were a QB, I'd be really ticked off at the NFLPA. They're defending intent to injure own membership.

— Michael (@STLMetsFan5) May 4, 2012

The NFLPA is arguing with the commissioner's decision to suspend the coach players. They are lucky that's all they did.

— Fatniss Neverlean (@Sofooo) May 4, 2012

NFLPA couldn't challenge suspension of players for kill shots, then turn around and pimp player safety protocol. So, challenge system.

— Travis Yost (@TravisHeHateMe) May 4, 2012

Less than a year later, it feels like NFL, NFLPA getting ready to battle again. Oh, wait a minute, they're already there.

— Clark Judge (@ClarkJudgeCBS) May 4, 2012

https://twitter.com/#!/EzraWard/status/198427355847467008

NFLPA is appealing the Saints* bounty suspensions. Ass-hats are trying to protect the wrong players. Lobby for tougher suspensions instead.

— Ryan Colley (@geekyink) May 4, 2012

What I dont get is the @NFLPA wants players safety Then when some1 violates that safety they get mad when they are punished. Double standard

— Chris Cabrera (@themexicant24) May 4, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/05/04/bountygate-players-fighting-back-grievance-filed-against-nfl/

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