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Why did Eric Reid and other players withdraw from Players Coalition?

Why did Eric Reid and other players withdraw from Players Coalition?

"We will continue to have dialogue with the league to find equitable solutions but without Malcolm and Anquan as our representative".

During a conference call Wednesday night, Malcolm Jenkins and Anquan Boldin, who lead roughly 40 players who have negotiated with the league office about demonstrations during the national anthem, guided the group through the highlights of the package, which represents the NFL's largest contribution to a social issue, surpassing that of Salute to Service or Breast Cancer Awareness/Crucial Catch. The NFL hopes this effort will effectively end the peaceful-yet-controversial movement that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started when he refused to stand for the national anthem last season. Jenkins said that's not true, that he has kept Kaepernick in the loop and that the former quarterback preferred the relationship to be informal. The league arranged a meeting with the Players Coalition in October, in the wake of the president's comments about player protests, to discuss the protests and how to address them.

Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas and San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid said Wednesday that they are breaking away from the Players Coalition, saying they "don't believe the coalition's beliefs are in our best interests as a whole".

Reid and Dolphins safety Michael Thomas announced on social media earlier in the day that they were breaking from the coalition started by Jenkins and former National Football League receiver Anquan Boldin.

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What Jenkins wants everyone to know is that he wasn't simply bought off by the owners, who have offered to pledge almost $100 million to the Players Coalition causes in an effort to make similar anthem demonstrations across the league go away.

However, for Goodell and Vincent, trying to force players to stand for the anthem - which would have undoubtedly triggered a fierce battle with the NFL Players Association - wasn't a fight worth having.

"They understood the entire scope of the plan". The defections of Reid and Thomas from the group of players dealing with the league on the player-activism agreement appear to greatly reduce or eliminate the chances that the agreement will end the players' protests entirely. If they accept the league's proposal, then the owners would vote to complete the deal at the annual league meetings in March, according to ESPN. But I will say he's misled us. The Players Coalition, which has filed for paperwork for nonprofit status, would get the remaining 50 percent. We then talked about myself contracting Troy Vincent just to give them some updates on some of our feedback, which I did. "Everybody kind of agreed to that". "Their proposal is woefully inadequate".

Jenkins said he will continue to draw awareness and 'raise up the grassroots organizations that need support to do the work'.