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Report: Bengals cleared in Eric Reid grievance

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Posted at 4:21 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 16:21:13-04

CINCINNATI -- An arbitrator has denied a grievance the NFL Players Association filed on behalf of safety Eric Reid after his free-agent visit to the Bengals, NFL.com reports.

The grievance was filed after the team reportedly asked Reid if he would continue kneeling during the national anthem. After hearing Reid's answer, Reid left Cincinnati without a job.

According to the NFL.com report, arbitrator Shyam Das ruled the Bengals could ask Reid the question.

The Carolina Panthers signed Reid last month to a one-year deal. Reid has continued to kneel during the anthem to protest racial inequality.

Reid still has another grievance pending against the NFL. He alleged in May that teams were colluding to deny him a job after he joined quarterback Colin Kaepernick in kneeling during the national anthem while the two were teammates in San Francisco. 

That grievance is not expected to be heard soon, according to NFL.com.