Eric Reid hires law firm to demand CBA be invalidated

Eric Reid, CBA, NFL
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Just a few weeks after NFL players voted to approve the new collective-bargaining agreement, former Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid announced that he is demanding the CBA be invalidated and voted on again.

Reid tweeted on Monday that he sent a letter to the NFL Players’ Association demanding the ratified deal be overturned and players allowed to vote on it once again. The 28-year-old sent the letter through the same lawyers that represented him and Colin Kaepernick in the collusion case against the NFL.

In Reid’s letter, he asks the NFLPA to explain why the language in the CBA changed after players voted on it, requesting an immediate investigation into the changed terms of the deal.

Reid provided screenshots of the CBA agreement, showing there was language added to it after players voted to approve the original deal on March 5.

This is the second complaint to be filed against the NFLPA regarding the CBA. Carolina Panthers tackle Russell Okung filed a complaint, citing unfair labor practice for how the NFLPA negotiated the CBA.

Reid was among the active players, including Aaron Rodgers and J.J. Watt, who strongly opposed the NFL’s offer.

While there appears to be added language between the two CBAs that Reid posted, it remains unlikely that the deal would suddenly be invalidated.