NFLPA President DeMaurice Smith was on 106.7 the Fan with the Junkies this morning and he made an announcement concerning the Trent Williams saga. Williams has requested that the NFLPA does not pursue an investigation that has been requested by the Washington Redskins.
The team wants the NFL’s Management Council to convene a joint committee with the NFLPA to review the medical records and the medical care given to Trent Williams. Williams wants to move on from this according to Craig Hoffman who provided the statement.
Williams is not happy that information has been leaked about his medical condition and care. Smith said the union will consider legal action if the affirmative disinformation campaign and leaking of his private medical records doesn't stop. The NFLPA's official statement yesterday accused NFL Network of spreading misinformation.
Now the Redskins will have to respond to this latest move from Trent Williams side. The team was granted a 2 week roster exemption that will expire after the bye week. There are a lot of questions remaining about how many games Williams needs to be on the roster to accrue a season, if the Redskins can put him on the reserve NFI list to not pay him because of the failed physical, and how much uglier this will get if an arbitrator is brought in to hear a grievance.
As of right now Williams has reported and this season will count towards the two years left on his contract, and the Redskins will look to trade him in the off season next year. For now.
Smith also confirms that the NFLPA will not cooperate with a joint investigation if Williams doesn’t want to, which at this point he doesn’t.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) November 4, 2019
I mentioned this possibility here. https://t.co/XJbiDGoAcw
How he wound up at that point is the part in dispute and it's something we can't really know the answers to. That's ultimately Trent's decision. They are his medical record and his private information.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) November 4, 2019
Related: The contract is a separate, mostly parallel issue.