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SBD/December 12, 2012/Leagues and Governing Bodies
NFLPA's Smith Satisfied With Tagliabue's Ruling, Calls League Investigation "Sloppy"
Published December 12, 2012
ANOTHER LAWSUIT COMING: Smith also said the NFLPA today is going to file a lawsuit against the NFL and some teams because those teams "are making our players sign waivers of liability before they get medical treatment and before they get some shots." He said, "I believe that a medical professional making a player sign a waiver before you provide that player with medical treatment is not only something that is wrong ethically, but at a time when the league professes to care about player health and safety, do you think that's consistent with player health and safety?” (“CBS This Morning,” CBS, 12/12). The union later put out a statement that it had filed a grievance under the NFL’s CBA process, and had done so yesterday (Daniel Kaplan, SportsBusiness Journal).