Former 49ers Eric Reid, Torrey Smith spar on Twitter over Jed York donation
Former 49ers safety Eric Reid had some sharp words for 49ers owner Jed York on Saturday night.Reid, who knelt alongside Colin Kaepernick for the national anthem during the 2016 season, took to Twitter after York pledged to donate $1 million in the fight against racial discrimination.“Nobody wants your money Jed,” Reid tweeted. “We want justice. We’ve always wanted justice. Y’all are truly (deluded).”Torrey Smith, a wide receiver who played alongside Reid with the 49ers in 2015-16, leaped to York’s defense. He referenced “countless conversations” with York about these issues and expressed grati...
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Ex-Kaepernick teammate rips NFL deal with rapper Jay-Z
New York (AFP) - Former Colin Kaepernick teammate and Carolina Panthers defensive back Eric Reid blasted the NFL Thursday over its new deal with rapper Jay-Z, calling it cover for injustice toward Kaepernick.Kaepernick, who has not played in the NFL since opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March 2017, began kneeling in protest of social injustice and racial inequality during pre-game renditions of the US national anthem three years ago.The move became a talking point for Donald Trump in September 2017, the US president saying players were insulting the nation and flag a...
Eric Reid’s Grievance Against Bengals Denied By Arbitrator
A grievance filed against the Cincinnati Bengals on behalf of Eric Reid this week was denied by an independent arbitrator, according to ESPN.panthers safety Eric Reid Files GrievanceAfter Bengals owner Mike Brown asked Panthers safety Reid if he would continue standing during the national anthem, the NFL Players Association filed the grievance.Reid was brought in by the Bengals for a free-agent visit but left without signing. The grievance claimed that Cincinnati negotiated in bad faith because the team would refuse to sign Reid if he continued to kneel. Nowhere in the collective bargaining ag...
Previously Blackballed, Eric Reid Signs With Panthers
The Carolina Panthers on Thursday signed safety Eric Reid, who filed a grievance of collusion against the NFL and will continue this into the season.The San Francisco 49ers, Reid’s former team, reportedly made a “sincere run” at him; they had interest in signing Reid to a one-year deal, per Jim Trotter. Eric Reid Signs with panthers, will continue collusion grievanceTerms of the contract have not been disclosed, but the conversation has orbited around the defensive back’s protests and grievance against the league, both of which were reportedly bypassed by both parties in the discussions after ...