Lane Johnson’s response to the NFLPA’s motion for summary judgment is due today.
Two men are searching for the truth about the NFL/NFLPA drug testing program. Last week a federal court denied Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson’s discovery bid as Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid embarks on a quest of his own.
An explosive brief exposing conflicting testimony between the NFL and NFLPA, and among NFL employees, as well as the NFLPA’s narrative to one federal court in contrast with an opposite narrative in a different federal court, puts Lane Johnson back in action. The brief accompanied by numerous exhibits including Johnson’s own declaration tells a tale of deceit, and retaliation. A full analysis is on the way, but in the meantime, here’s a twitter thread to bring you up to date. (Click on tweet to expand for the thread.)
Just checked the docket and @SteveZashin‘s response on behalf of Lane Johnson has dropped with mega exhibits!! Just starting to sort through, but they arrived well armed and this thing isn’t over yet! https://t.co/zw9hzkYgt4
— Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 16, 2019
For those who may see the NFLPA’s infractions as “small” or minor, consider this:
While many of the alleged modifications seem fairly small (e.g. number of arbitrators), as I explained in that article the existence of any secret deals leads to the question of what other deals may exist (e.g. Eric Reid’s drug testing). This passage from a 1967 case says it all. pic.twitter.com/SK3q2dK4m9
— Sam C. Ehrlich (@samcehrlich) January 17, 2019