NFL Responds to Arbitrator's Ruling on the McNair Grievance

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  1. A living legend. Staff

    SUMMARY: "Although the arbitrator ruled that the Titans cannot prevent Steve McNair from participating in the team’s off-season workout program, we are gratified that the decision has rejected numerous claims put forth by Mr. McNair and the NFLPA, including the player’s requests to be released from his contract and to be compensated for missed workouts. The decision also makes clear that the club’s actions did not constitute discipline and that players do not have an absolute right under the CBA to off-season workouts at a club’s facility. The arbitrator went out of his way to say that this is an unusual and narrow case, and that only under these unique circumstances must the club grant the player a right to work out at its facility."

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  2. Vigsted

    Vigsted Starter

    I'd like to know what exactly makes this case so unique?
  3. Sunshine

    Sunshine Camp Fodder

    Probably the Tennessee state law mentioned in the Titans press release.
  4. Vigsted

    Vigsted Starter

    Well I figured that, but I'd like to know what exactly is stated in said law.

    I can also foresee a problem for the NFL if individual state labour laws take precedence over the CBA.
  5. GoT

    GoT Strength and Honor Tip Jar Donor

    State law should come first seeing as the CBA is just a contract and not some national law.

    but I bet that Tennessee being a "right to work" state is a part of it. My understanding of "right to work" basically means an employer can fire you without cause or notice, and you can quite without notice without repercussions.

    I am sure those more knowledgable than me will enlighten me.
  6. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

    That's true. You can be fired for no reason. But I don't know how that would have played into this situation. McNair wasn't fired.
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