Benson files against NFLPA
Cedric Benson is not going quietly in accepting that he was part of a side arrangement between the NFL and the NFLPA regarding conduct during the lockout.
According to a Yahoo Sports report on Saturday, the NFL and NFLPA agreed on a list of eight players that could be suspended under the league's Personal Conduct Policy for actions during the lockout. The players include Benson, Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib, New England Patriots defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones, Green Bay Packers cornerback Brandon Underwood and defensive end Johnny Jolly and Arizona Cardinals linebacker Clark Haggans on the report.
Benson is fighting back. A league source has told NFP's Andrew Brandt that attorney David Cornwell has filed an unfair labor practice charge against the NFLPA on Cedric's behalf on Friday challenging the side letter agreement on numerous grounds, including that Benson was not employed by any team during the lockout.
This could get interesting....
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