The NFL and NFLPA Call Eric Reid a Liar

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Here’s a classic case of “he said/she said.”

On one side we’ve got Colin Kaepernick ally and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid. Reid says he’s been targeted by the NFL since returning to the league in early October, alleging that he’s been required to take six random drug tests plus a mandatory seventh dating back to week five.

On the other side is the NFL and the NFL Players Association, which today released a statement disputing Reid’s claims:

Like the statement says, you can’t release private information, so we’re just gonna have to pick a side here and choose whom to believe. As is the case with most disputes in life, somebody is full of shit.

For what it’s worth, Ian Rapoport followed up with this: 

“More on the independent administrator’s report on Eric Reid’s drug tests claims: Source said it was determined that Reid was drug tested fewer times than he publicly claimed.”

Nothing else out there from any other insiders, nothing from Schefty or any of the other heavy hitters floating around right now.

Reid played 11 weeks this season, so if he was drug tested seven times over the course of 77 days, it means he would have been subjected to one test per every 11 days, which would be pretty ridiculous. I personally am on neither side of the dispute, but it bears repeating that Reid’s collusion case against the NFL is still a thing and that both factions pretty much hate each other.

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9 Responses

  1. Why is the media even asking about wentzs availability? Doug said after the Dallas loss 3 months his back would take to heal.
    Ok, he’s not on IR or whatever. Still said 3 months. Make him available and he’d be risking reinjury.
    Enough with Wentz
    If foles goes down, sudfeld it is

  2. This article is pretty bad. The big takeaway from the statmentment should be that it was a JOINT statement from the NFL and the NFLPA. If it was Eric Reid vs. the NFL then maybe a semi-rational person could think that this was the NFL trying to make Reid look bad with unverifiable information. The fact that the NFLPA is siding against one of their members and with the NFL should tell you everything that you need to know about which side is lying. I’ve never seen an article written so poorly that makes terrible arguments for both sides then the “author” refuses to state an opinion. I hope he doesn’t get paid for doing this and it’s just a hobby or something.

  3. sort of like the black woman who said last week that a white man in a red truck shot up her car and killed her 7 year old daughter…..vigils were held, protests, hate speeches, and then two black guys were arrested and charged with the crime…………crickets……………….

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