• Fanene hearing happening this week

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Jul 24, 2013
    A hearing on the grievance involving Gill isn't expected to be heard for at least one month, per sources, but the Fanene hearing was held Monday and Tuesday at Gillette Stadium, with the NFLPA representing Fanene. The Patriots signed Fanene as a free agent last year, giving him a $3.85 million signing bonus. Per Underhill, the witnesses included Fanene, his wife, coach Bill Belichick, team physician Dr. Thomas Gill, head athletic trainer Jim Whalen, and Fanene’s agent, Angelo Wright. The Patriots allege Fanene has arthritis in his left knee, and that he hid from the team the fact that needs prescription drugs to practice and play. The grievance hearing involving former Patriots defensive lineman’s $3.85 million signing bonus has ended. While preparing for the hearing that concluded today , the union found an email correspondence between Gill and Patriots executives. Patriots coach Bill Belichick spoke highly of Gill, who is also the team physician for the Boston Bruins and previously for the Boston Red Sox, when serving as the keynote speaker at a May 9 sports medicine conference co-chaired by Gill.
    • Fanene hearing concludes, arbitrator will issue ruling

      The grievance hearing involving former Patriots defensive lineman’s $3.85 million signing bonus has ended. The next step will involve one person reviewing the evidence and arguments and issuing a ruling. According to Nick Underhill of MassLive.com, an a…
  • NFLPA files grievance, wants Patriots doctor out

    Former Chargers team doctor David Chao stepped down this summer, after the NFLPA expressed concerns about the care he was providing players. And now, it appears the union has targeted another physician. According to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com, the NFL…
    • Sources: NFLPA files against Pats over doc

      The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance against the New England Patriots asking for team doctor Thomas Gill to step down, according to multiple sources.
      Source: ESPN.com

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