On Monday, NFL executive V.P. of football operations Troy Vincent said the league “hasn’t heard” from the Patriots regarding the reinstatement of John Jastremski and Jim McNally, the two employees suspended indefinitely after the Ted Wells report emerged in May. On Tuesday, the league confirmed that the Patriots have not made that request.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Patriots have indeed asked for the employees to be reinstated.
Now the NFL is just toying with us. They say they haven’t received our request? Is this what they’re going to lower themselves to? You can only deny that for so long…
Let’s talk theoretically here. They’re Patriot employees, if the NFL denies them reinstatement, does that become a labor issue (they’re not unionized though, right?). Does that become a valid ground for them to sue since they’re being barred from coming back to work?
I’m honestly curious since these are just regular employees and not unionized players. I’m not familiar on what kind of league rules apply to them.
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