Eric Reid’s attorneys reject NFL-NFLPA finding on his drug testing

Eric Reid’s attorneys reject NFL-NFLPA finding on his drug testing

Eric Reid’s attorneys have rejected the findings of a joint NFL-NFLPA investigation, which came after the Panthers safety claimed he has been excessively targeted for random performance-enhancing drug testing. 

Reid and his legal team claim some of the dates the league used in its report are incorrect and they have requested a public correction as soon as possible, according to CBS Sports, which cited unidentified league sources. They also reject “the notion that this report was independent.”

Reid’s attorneys are hoping to gain “access to all evidence, records, electronic messages and information sources used to determine the findings within the report.” 

The attorneys contend Reid was randomly tested at least seven times, though the NFL-NFLPA joint statement released Wednesday said an independent investigation found Reid received the “normal” number of drug tests this season, adding, “there is no evidence of targeting or any other impropriety with respect to his selection for testing.”

Reid has been vocal about his frustration with the league this season, claiming he has been randomly drug tested more than any other player. He suggested in November the excessive drug testing was a result of his collusion grievance against the NFL.

The NFLPA filed a grievance in May on Reid’s behalf, alleging that team owners and the league tried to prevent Reid from signing with a team because of his protests against racial and social injustice during the national anthem.