NBCSports is reporting that the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), the labor union that represents current NFL football players in collective bargaining with the league, may seek to challenge certain portions of the NFL’s new personal conduct policy. Per the publication’s source, the NFLPA has identified three major issues of concern:
- The union believes that players should have Fifth Amendment protections during disciplinary hearings;
- The union disagrees with the policy’s directive to place any layer charged with a violent crime on paid leave; and
- The union believes that the new policy violates the parties’ collective bargaining agreement.
As of now, the NFLPA is exploring its options and could file a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board.
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