ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” unveiled that the House Committee on Energy and Commerce has found in a 91-page that the NFL attempted to influence a study by the National Institutes for Health on the detection of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in living patients.
As soon as the news surfaced, NFLPA President/Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Eric Winston was quick to respond and he did not hold back.
This is why the NFLPA refused to be apart of any study with the NFL. They cannot be trusted to do the right thing when it involves players.
— Eric Winston (@ericwinston) May 23, 2016
NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith also spoke out about the league.
This is another example of a league that is out of control. https://t.co/lYu9xX1FjF
— DeMaurice Smith (@DeSmithNFLPA) May 23, 2016
Obviously, players were not very happy with the findings of the report either.
This league a joke it's crazy how they can get away with the things they get away with with no penalty
— Chris Baker (@cbakerswaggy) May 23, 2016
Wow. If you read between the lines in this thing, it's like a tobacco company wanting to buy favorable research. https://t.co/Hj97evgFF4
— Cassandra, Irredeemable Pudgy Nobody (@ChrisWarcraft) May 23, 2016
This is only getting started and it’s the latest example of the volatile relationship between the NFL and NFLPA. One of the organizations is actually looking out for the players, while the other is worried about making money and “protecting the shield.”
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