Players union files grievance against NFL on conduct policy

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL players union has filed a grievance against the league over changes to its personal conduct policy.

League officials said Friday they want players and others in the NFL to be held to stricter standards. The NFL said in a statement: ''Clearly, the union does not share that belief.''

Officials for the NFL Players Association did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The union and the league have been at odds over the personal conduct policy since both groups began navigating the Ray Rice domestic violence case.

Union officials have said they want to open up the personal conduct policy to collective bargaining to negotiate changes, while NFL executives have said the current contract gives them the leeway to make necessary changes.

The NFL said in its statement Friday that it consulted with the union, plus current and former players and other experts before making changes.

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