Eagles OL Lane Johnson reportedly files complaint with Dept. of Labor over PED suspension
Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson filed a complaint against the NFL and NFLPA with the National Labor Relations Board, stemming from his 10-game suspension for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, the MMQB reported Tuesday.
Johnson, who lost his appeal of the 10-game suspension in October, also filed a complaint against the union with the Department of Labor, according to the report. He has served six games of the 10-game punishment.
Johnson previously was suspended four games for a PED violation in 2014. If he fails another test, Johnson would be suspended two years.
Johnson discussed the appeals process after the hearing earlier this year.
“It was eight hours of bickering back and forth and discussing league policy,” Johnson said, via CSN Philly. “It just felt good going in there and taking it head on. It was mainly just a conversation on the policy (the NFL has) in place. It didn’t have to do with any substances, mainly just changing the testing procedures.
“We didn’t have anything to hide. I feel like we did all we could. There wasn’t a stone left unturned.
“Man, the thing was, just face it head on. We weren’t going to be intimidated by the NFL.”