Panthers coach Ron Rivera to ask NFL about Eric Reid's ejection

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera plans to ask the NFL to explain why he was free to play for the first time in the third quarter of Thursday night's 52-21 loss.

Rivera, however, does not need to be published in the United States about Reid's claim after the game to the Charlotte Observer.

"They're not going to catch me on anything," said Reid, who was in the United States filming a grievance against the NFL in which he claimed to be unemployed because of his protests against social injustice during the national anthem while with the San Francisco 49ers.

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Rivera said the drug testing was not a concern.

"I've got no issues on that," Rivera said Friday. "That has nothing to do with what I have to deal with [on the ejection]. I get the penalty. I do not get the ejection. I'm going to ask for an explanation. "

Drug tests or select those to be tested. That is done by an independent administrator.

League spokesman Brian McCarthy posted on Twitter on Friday after multiple inquiries following Reid's comments.

"Each week during the season, 10 players per club will be tested," the policy says. "By means of a computer program, the policy is jointly appointed" Independent Administrator randomly selects before the game players to be tested. "

Eric Reid said he apologized to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for this shoulder-to-helmet hit. However, Reid and Panthers coach Ron Rivera both felt that he was not warranted for the hit. AP Photo / Keith Srakocic

The league also has the right to eject a player in its effort to protect the quarterback and crack down on the head injuries.

After hitting Roethlisberger at the end of a scramble, Reid was flagged for unnecessary

Reid, who was subsequently disqualified from the game, said he had no intention to hurt Roethlisberger and that he apologized to him afterward.

He agreed with Rivera that the ejection was not warranted.

But Reid seems to be taking the exception to being fined $ 10,026 by the league for his unsportsmanlike penalty at 21-17 victory over Philadelphia.

Reid noted that Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, did not get fined.

Reid also had an interception overturned in the final minutes that he felt was not justified.

"I'm being interested", he said, "It's interesting.

Rein was the first player to join then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in kneeling during the anthem to protest social injustice. Kaepernick, who also filed a grievance against the league, remains unsigned.

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