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Players can anonymously report violations of COVID-19 protocols

Mike Florio and Chris Simms look at J.C. Tretter's comments about the final stages of the 2020 revised CBA negotiations between the NFL and NFLPA.

Colorado State has begun an “immediate and objective” investigation into allegations that student-athletes were “intimidated and threatened” about COVID-19 protocols. The NFL and NFLPA want to avoid the same happening in their sport.

The union sent players a phone number Wednesday, allowing for them to anonymously report NFL teams’ violations of the agreed-upon COVID-19 protocols, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports.

The NFLPA can file a grievance on players’ behalves for perceived violations.

The NFL and NFLPA finalized protocols Monday, signing off on changes to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2020.

The NFLPA is not the first sport to create a hotline for reporting violations.

The NBA established an electronic anonymous hotline for reporting of violations of safety protocols within their “bubble” in Orlando. Some players have dubbed it the “snitch line.”