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NFLPA supports Trent Williams after Redskins request medical review

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This is going to get uglier

Washington Redskins clean lockers Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Trent Williams returned to the Washington Redskins on Tuesday after they failed to trade him before the deadline. This ended his holdout that started in June, but didn’t end the war with Team President Bruce Allen. Williams spoke for 18 minutes to reporters in the locker room, and lobbed several new accusations at the organization.

The Redskins then released an official statement saying they requested that the NFL’s Management Council convene a joint committee with the NFLPA to review Williams’ medical records and care.

STATEMENT FROM THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS

The Washington Redskins have requested that the NFL’s Management Council convene a joint committee with the NFLPA to review the medical records and the medical care given to Trent Williams. We have requested this review under the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement that provides for an independent third party review of any NFL player’s medical care. The Redskins continue to prioritize the health and well-being of our players and staff. Due to healthcare and privacy regulations, we are unable to comment further at this time. We look forward to the joint committee’s results.

The NFLPA responded to the Redskins request, and also accused NFL Network of spreading unsourced misinformation. The union supports Williams in his disagreement with the Redskins, and also said action could be taken if this campaign continues against him.