NFL Players Union investigating Jaguars’ injury rule
The NFL Players Union has enough issues on their hands concerning the New Orleans Saints bounty program.
Now, reports are surfacing saying they are investigating the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars are fining their players $10,000 for talking about injuries, reports the Florida Times-Union.
The union agrees and is looking into the situation, according to a source. It’s possible the union may fight the Jaguars on this, a source explained. From what I can tell, there is a great deal of anger in the locker room about this. Word has already spread to union reps across the sport and they believe the Jaguars are acting with great extremism.
Jacksonville players say they don’t have any objection to the fine. Any rule must be approved by the NFL before it is implemented by the team
“This is one rule,” cornerback Rashean Mathis said. “The big picture fine, we’re not concerned about that as a player standpoint. We’re supporting the coach and that’s what it’s all about. It’s nothing but positive things coming from, we like his attitude, we like how he’s being honest with us. I think that’s the big picture. We have his back because we know he has ours at the end of the road.”