On Monday, the NFL Players Association won a grievance against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Below is the complete statement:
NFLPA won an arbitration grievance against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Said Jags tried requiring players to get all offseason medical treatment at team facility, which contravenes the CBA. “You as players may want to consider this when you have a chance to select your next club.” pic.twitter.com/S1eyqqw8cg
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) December 16, 2019
To summarize, the NFLPA states the Jags, under the leadership of Tom Coughlin, have required their players to get all offseason medical treatment at the team facility. When they have failed to do so, they have been disciplined by the club.
Dante Fowler, Jr, who currently plays for the Los Angeles Rams, was fined 25 times for a total of $700,000 for missing offseason appointments at Jacksonville headquarters. All of the fines have now been rescinded.
An arbitrator found teams cannot make offseason activities of any kind mandatory. The statement revealed 25% of grievances filed by NFL players have been filed against the Jaguars.
As we reported here on NFLNews.co, Tom Coughlin was dismissed from his job with the Jaguars on Wednesday.