Eric Reid’s Legal Team Disagrees With NFL/NFLPA Report
Eric Reid's Legal Team Disagrees With NFL/NFLPA Report
Throughout this season, Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid was asked to participate in seven random drug tests. Reid was open about feeling as though he was being targeted by the league, especially in light of the fact that he is one of the players who still supports Colin Kaepernick by kneeling during the National anthem. We reported on Wednesday that the NFL and NFLPA released a statement refuting Reid's claims and that an independent investigation showed he was being tested an average amount of times.
Today, Reid and his legal team are refuting the report. According to CBS Sports, Reid's legal team is asking the NFL to update its report as some of the dates were incorrect. They are also suspicious of whether or not the report was actually an independent one. It was reported that his lawyers now want all of the materials used in the report so they can conduct their own investigation on how the NFL ended up with its conclusion.
Here is what the NFL and NFLPA had to say just a couple of days ago.
"We take any claim questioning the integrity of our collectively bargained performance enhancing drug policy seriously. We asked the independent administrator of the policy to review and produce a report on the claims of targeting. A copy of this report, which contains personal and confidential testing information, has been provided to Eric Reid. We will not breach any player's confidentiality, but can confirm that the report documents the dates he was randomly selected for testing and the actual dates of the drug tests. The report also demonstrates that Mr. Reid's tests were randomly generated via computer algorithm and that his selection for testing was normal when compared with the number of tests players were randomly selected for throughout the league during the time that he was on an active roster. There is no evidence of targeting or any other impropriety with respect to his selection for testing."
Reid's seven drug tests came in just an 11-week span.