NFLPA files grievance with Pats over Hernandez workout bonus

NFLPA files grievance with Pats over Hernandez workout bonus
August 26, 2013, 6:30 pm
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The Patriots have done just about everything they can to rid themselves of any affiliation with former tight end and alleged killer Aaron Hernandez.

New England cut Hernandez minutes after he was arrested for his involvement in the murder of Odin Lloyd, swallowing the money they offered him up front when they signed him to a contract extension a year before, and taking back what wasn't guaranteed.

But they might have to cough up a little bit more - if the NFLPA has their way.

The NFLPA has filed a grievance against the Patriots to collect $82,000 in workout bonuses from Hernandez's terminated contract, as first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter.

NFL Network's Albert Breer was given a statement by the NFLPA on the grievance:

"On behalf of all players, it is our responsibility to protect the rights in the collective bargaining agreement. We are not tone-deaf to what the allegations are in this case, but for the benefit of all players, there are important precedents here we must protect."