Bears’ Allen Robinson blasts approval of new NFL CBA
There is going to be a constant downpour of NFL players reacting to the results of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement and Allen Robinson of the Chicago Bears didn’t mince words. Following the voting results being shown, Robinson blasted the approval of the new NFL CBA.
Trash, freaking trash
— Allen Robinson II (@AllenRobinson) March 15, 2020
As an illustration, to show how close the voting was, the NFLPA released a statement that highlighted that the votes were 1,019-959 in favor of the new CBA. It’s safe to say that Robinson was among the 959 players that were against the proposed CBA.
Altogether, the new CBA adds an extra game to the regular season and expanded playoffs. In addition, players will receive increased revenue and there will be additional limits to training camp moving forward. There’s no doubt the NFL did everything they could to convince players to vote yes on the proposed plan.
Despite the apparent benefits included in the CBA, the Bears receiver appears to be in the group of players that believe the negatives outweigh the positives. To make a push for a 17-game season, the NFL enticed players by removing suspensions for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
Robinson, who’s entering his seventh season in the NFL, understands the magnitude of the voting results. If players grow to dislike the new CBA, it is already in place through the 2030 season. Therefore, quite a few players could regret voting yes after seeing the effects of the new agreement.
With the new CBA in place, that eliminates the chances of a lockout for the NFL in 2021. However, it isn’t going to prevent players like Robinson from sharing their displeasure for the new CBA.