Battle Between NFL and Players over Al Jazeera Report Is About Power, Not PEDs

July 1, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This week, the NFL Players Association sent a letter to the league's top lawyer over the Al Jazeera report about PEDs in the NFL that aired last December. You remember that report, don't you? It's OK if you don't. Everyone's forgotten.
First, let's discuss the letter. It was sent in response to the NFL wanting to interview four of the players named in the report. The union countered by raising its hand, turning the palm facing inward, and extending one of the fingers—the middle one.
Take note of the end:
Especially in a business where the mere mention of a player-employee's name can generate ratings for a broadcaster, the NFLPA and [James] Harrison do not believe that unsupported, unsubstantiated verbal remarks provide 'sufficient credible evidence' to initiate an investigation of, and require an interview with, an employee.
Well, damn. OK then.
The "broadcaster" and "ratings" stuff is silly. It's not like Chris Berman is sitting there rubb...

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