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NFLPA files grievance on behalf of Hernandez

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yeah...THAT hernandez.

 

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance to help former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez collect an $82,000 workout bonus.

The union says it has a responsibility to protect the rights in the collective bargaining agreement for all players. Hernandez's contract provides for him to receive that amount if he participated in the team's workouts from April to June.

The Patriots cut Hernandez after he was arrested on June 26 and before he was charged with murder later that day. He pleaded not guilty in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd and is being held without bail. The union believes Hernandez earned the bonus before his arrest.

The team did not respond to a request for comment on the grievance.

http://www.hubarkush.com/2013/08/27/nflpa-files-grievance-on-behalf-of-hernandez/ada3sl2/

 

 

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I think this sucks but they might have a legitimate complaint.  Depending on the contract language as the devil is always in the details, on the surface the guy did fulfill his obligation and should be paid for his work. 

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innocent until proven guilty

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Yep.  They basically have to.  They represent the players no matter what.

 

The Patriots technically owe him that money, so they have to fight for him.

 

Pretty straightforward, but a lot of people won't get that.

 

 

If they end up having to pay, and he's found guilty, hopefully the family of the victim will be able to collect that money.

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ya, in a good system, that would happen.  In reality, if they find him guilty, the Patriots will find a way to recover it instead.

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doing their job

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Might be a legit complaint, but they should probably take the PR part of this into account when deciding whether to pursue the matter. 

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That's always been the downside to unions in general. They have to defend everybody, deserved or not.

Shop Steward on an old job I had was a good friend of mine. He complained a lot about that sort of thing.

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If the guy fulfilled the contractual stipulations set forth by said contract before being detained by the authorities then both he and the team are still bound by said contract. Unless noted in the offset language nullifying any bonuses due to Hernandez because of being arrested or charged with a capital offense, he would still be entitled to money owed.

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Douchebag losing money...

 

Sticking it to the Patriots...

 

Lord, these moral dilemmas... :(

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