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Report: Benson files unfair labor practice charge

Posted on: September 25, 2011 10:05 am
Edited on: September 25, 2011 10:57 am
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BensonPosted by Josh Katzowitz

In a somewhat weird story, CBSSports.com’s Ryan Wilson wrote Saturday about the supposed deal the NFLPA struck with the NFL in which the union agreed to allow the league to suspend eight players for actions that occurred during the lockout.

Among the names that Yahoo Sports reported that the league could suspend: Aqib Talib and Kenny Britt (though Roger Goodell, thus far, has not punished either), Cedric Benson, Albert Haynesworth, Brandon Underwood, Clark Haggans, Johnny Jolly and Adam Jones.

Apparently, Benson -- who already served only a few days of his 20-day jail sentence after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of assault -- isn’t a fan of that deal.

According to Pro Football Talk, Benson has filed a charge of unfair labor practice against the NFLPA.

Apparently, Benson didn’t know about the agreement between the NFL and the NFLPA -- which was signed, sealed and delivered in early August.

Benson is arguing to the National Labor Relations Board that the NFLPA wasn’t a union during the lockout -- the NFL and a group of retired players all have made the same claim in various lawsuits because, in fact, the NFLPA decertified before the lockout began and took great pains to announce that it no longer was a union -- and Benson also says that he wasn’t an employee of any team during the lockout. Benson reasons that he shouldn't be suspended for actions that occurred when he wasn't an employee of the NFL or of the Bengals.

It just goes to show that even though the lockout has ended and the union has reformed, not everybody is feeling such a sense of solidarity.

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Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: September 25, 2011 5:41 pm
 

Report: Benson files unfair labor practice charge

DeMaurice went to great lengths to state that the NFLPA was de-certified and was no longer a Union, then they make back doors deals, seems that this whole de-certifcation process was a sham.  Maybe DeMaurice was smoking what the players have been doing, Benson whether he realizes it, may get a pass on his behavior because there was no code to cover during the de-certification.  I say that the NFL has always contested the Anti-trust laws but this is a pure exampleof what is goingto happen.  Benson is another knuckklehead who thinks that being an NFL player is a priviledege not an entitlement.  



Since: Mar 23, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Report: Benson files unfair labor practice charge

Seems to me let it go....not worth the controversy.  I am surprised the NFL is making an issue of this.  Why call attention to this?



Since: Dec 30, 2010
Posted on: September 25, 2011 5:26 pm
 

Report: Benson files unfair labor practice charge

Just what he is right being union official I would say that Mr. Benson has a very good case. There will be a number of ways Benson's lawers will be able  to fight this case and most likely they will win! 



Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2011 4:49 pm
 

Report: Benson files unfair labor practice charge

Typical Texas Longhorn.  He thinks he's owed the world.



Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: September 25, 2011 2:45 pm
 

Report: Benson files unfair labor practice charge

I love the fact that DeMaurice and his great idea is gonna backfire on them for some time. What is sad is Billy Hunter had that stooge talk to the nba guys. Why do ya think they have not decertied...Watch..



Since: Oct 25, 2007
Posted on: September 25, 2011 2:37 pm
 

Union Decertifying

These guys were just chomping at the bit waiting for the Union to decertify. Once it decertified.....CRIME SPREE!!!!!!



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: September 25, 2011 12:39 pm
 

Report: Benson files unfair labor practice charge

The next time a pro sports union decertifies it is toast, period. Nobody that was part of the leadership can do anything related to the contract. I promise you this type of stuff will stop. Give the unions some sort of responsibility for what they do. The whole set up stinks! Both the NFL and the UNION are clearly wrong on this count. In the working world when a union decertifies it is done, make the same true for pro sports.



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: September 25, 2011 12:37 pm
 

Report: Benson files unfair labor practice charge

Yeah legally this is a slam dunk. Benson has good representation. My guess is the league is just putting this through for PR, then they'll withdraw it - if they're smart.



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: September 25, 2011 12:31 pm
 

Report: Benson files unfair labor practice charge

Hey Cedric, here is a novel idea... quit getting arrested!!!


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Since: Jan 21, 2009
Posted on: September 25, 2011 12:21 pm
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