The NFLPA filed a formal complaint Thursday over the punishment of
Butler was late to a team practice during OTAs due to a flight being delayed due to inclement weather. The team responded by preventing him from practicing. But OTA sessions are considered voluntary by the NFL, which raises issues about the team's handling of the situation.
Butler, who declined to speak on the benching at the time, is not involved in the complaint process.
The NFL Players Association is reportedly investigating the
Butler was late to the team's practice Wednesday and the team prevented him from practicing as a result. Butler's flight to Boston was delayed due to inclement weather. The OTA sessions are considered voluntary by the NFL.
Butler refused to comment on the situation after Thursday's practice, reports WEEI.com.
"I'm really not going to get into that," he said. "I have no comment on that."
Butler was late for the first practice of organized team activities on May 26 because he missed a flight en route to Boston because of inclement weather. He has been held off the practice field for nearly three weeks.
Butler could be back at practice as early as Thursday.
Butler recorded 15 tackles in 11 games last season, but most noticeably came up with a game-clinching interception in the waning moments of Super Bowl XLIX.
Brady's MVP honor included a red 2015 Chevrolet Colorado truck. Since he wouldn't have won the game or his third Super Bowl MVP honor without a game-saving interception by defensive back
"I I would love to give him the truck," Brady said on Boston's WEEI radio, Tuesday morning. "I would love to do that. I’m going to figure out how to make that work."
Butler made an interception on the Patriots' goal line in the final minute, preventing the Seahawks from scoring a game-winning touchdown.
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