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#pounditWednesday, January 20, 2021

Maurkice Pouncey goes off on profanity-laced rant about new CBA

Maurkice Pouncey

The NFL and NFL Players Association are moving closer to agreeing upon a new collective bargaining agreement, but Maurkice Pouncey feels very strongly about the union not signing off on the current proposal.

The NFLPA voted early Wednesday morning to submit the latest CBA proposal for approval, meaning the players will now vote on whether or not they want it implemented. Pouncey feels the CBA would be horrible for the players, and the Pittsburgh Steelers center went off about the proposal in a profanity-laced rant on Instagram live. Beware that the video below contains inappropriate language:

Pouncey also said that he and his twin brother, Los Angeles Chargers center Mike Pouncey, have plenty of money and are willing to make loans to their fellow players if there is a lockout. The current CBA does not expire until after the 2020 season, so there is still a long way to go before a lockout would be necessary.

With the NFLPA having submitted the proposed CBA to the players for approval, all it would take is a simple majority vote for it to be ratified. That means more than half of the roughly 2,000 players in the league would need to approve it. The approval does not have to be unanimous.

Pouncey’s teammate, Steelers offensive lineman Ramon Foster, appeared to disagree with Pouncey that the proposed CBA is a terrible deal for the players. Foster is a player rep, and he sent a series of tweets about people sharing opinions on the CBA when they are not fully informed. He also took a veiled swipe at players who are now concerned about the CBA after not attending meetings for the past several years.

Pouncey did not list specific reasons why he is furious over the CBA proposal, but players have had concerns about expanding to a 17-game season, the offseason schedule and other aspects of the agreement.

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