Carolina Panthers security Eric Reid says he has been fined greater than $20,000 for a sideline tackle in Monday evening’s 12-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Reid revealed the high quality Friday in a tweet that confirmed a video of the play and known as it authorized, noting it had not drawn a flag.
Including it to the file…
1) Authorized play (even when it wasn’t, there’s minimal contact)
2) Was not flagged by officers
three) $20,054 high quality from the league workplace #DulyNoted pic.twitter.com/H30AFcGdDs
— Eric Reid (@E_Reid35) December 21, 2018
The obvious high quality extends a theme for Reid, who has instructed the NFL is concentrating on him as a result of of his collusion grievance towards the league.
The grievance was filed in Might by the NFLPA on Reid’s behalf, alleging workforce homeowners and the league, influenced by President Donald Trump, colluded to stop Reid’s employment as a result of of his protests towards social injustice in the course of the pregame nationwide anthem.
On Sunday, he mentioned he had his seventh random take a look at since signing with the Panthers in late September. He put “random” in quotes.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera mentioned that if his identify got here up for random drug testing as many instances as Eric Reid says his has, then “I would purchase a lottery ticket.”
Panthers security Eric Reid mentioned the NFL’s drug-testing system is “clearly not” random, and a supply informed ESPN that the NFL Gamers Affiliation is wanting into his allegation that the league is concentrating on him with extreme testing
Reid’s legal professional and the NFLPA, sources informed ESPN, are wanting into the matter. Nevertheless, in accordance to the collective bargaining settlement, the NFL and NFLPA are usually not concerned within the testing. It’s carried out by an unbiased laboratory.
Reid, the primary participant to be part of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in kneeling in the course of the anthem, continues to pursue the grievance. He additionally continues to kneel in the course of the anthem.
Reid’s grievance is scheduled to be heard after the season. Whereas there is not quite a bit he can say now, Reid made it clear he and his representatives are “taking notes” about all the pieces that has occurred the previous few months.
Reid has additionally been fined $10,000 for his unsportsmanlike penalty towards Philadelphia tight finish Zach Ertz, $10Okay for his hit of Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger that resulted in his ejection, which Reid and Rivera mentioned was unwarranted and practically $27,000 for his hit on a defenseless participant (Tampa Bay’s Adam Humphries).
Reid’s high quality for the Ertz penalty was rescinded by the league after an enchantment. Ertz, who additionally was known as for an unsportsmanlike penalty on the play, was not fined. Reid nonetheless is ready to hear the end result of the opposite two appeals.
Data from ESPN’s David Newton was used on this report.