NFLPA president JC Tretter stated in a latest letter {that a} participant was fined $50,000 for “faking an damage.”

Within the letter titled “Why The NFL On-Subject High quality System Is Not High quality,” Tretter stated the NFL is “excessively fining gamers” for on-field conduct, and this punishment was a kind of instances.

Tretter wrote that the workforce’s medical employees informed the participant to “go down on the sector” and was evaluated for a concussion after a blow to the top. The participant then missed the following two collection, Tretter wrote.

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Footballs on the sideline earlier than the Los Angeles Rams play the Carolina Panthers at SoFi Stadium on Oct. 16, 2022, in Inglewood, California. (John McCoy/Getty Photographs)

“Regardless of the emphasis on gamers’ self-reporting this most critical of accidents, the NFL decided of their evaluation course of {that a} $50,000 nice was warranted,” Tretter wrote.

It turned out that the participant appealed the nice and gained, so he did not should pay something. However with Tretter insinuating that the participant self-reported the damage, Tretter stated the unique nice set “a really harmful precedent.”

“If on one hand, the onus is placed on gamers to self-report accidents for their very own security, how can it’s that they get penalized for following the reporting protocol to get their damage reviewed? ” he stated.

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NFLPA President JC Tretter speaks at a press convention previous to Tremendous Bowl LVI on the SoFi Stadium campus in Inglewood, California. (Cooper Neill/Getty Photographs)

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“The query then in the end turns into, why nice? As a union that desires to make sure the protection of our members, we will perceive a necessity to carry everybody accountable in opposition to harmful play. However we play an inherently violent sport. Gamers are shifting at excessive speeds and are required to collide with each other. Additionally it is an inherently imperfect sport. It isn’t performed in gradual movement for gamers to make sure excellent pad stage, hand placement and helmet placement. In different phrases, generally collisions occur in methods that aren’t supposed.”

It is unknown what participant Tretter is speaking about, however on Oct. 23, Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell informed tight finish T.J. Hockenson to “go down” when he was damage. That prompted folks to imagine that O’Connell was telling Hockenson to faux an damage so they would not have to make use of a timeout. It regarded, although, as if Hockenson suffered a leg damage, quite than a concussion.

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Footballs lined up earlier than the Detroit Lions and Jacksonville Jaguars sport at Ford Subject on Dec. 4, 2022, in Detroit, Michigan. (Nic Antaya/Getty Photographs)

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Tretter performed middle for each the Inexperienced Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns from 2013 to 2021.

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