The NFL Players Association filed the grievance on behalf of Reid after Bengals owner Mike Brown reportedly asked if Reid would continue kneeling during the national anthem.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 23, 2018
According to the NFL Network, the arbitrator ruled the Bengals were within their rights to ask if Reid would continue to kneel.
Reid began kneeling during the anthem during the 2016 season when he was with the San Francisco 49ers, as a way to support Colin Kaepernick and draw attention to issues of social injustice.
Reid was signed by the Carolina Panthers earlier this season.
Anthem Protestor Eric Reid Gets Signed by the Panthers https://t.co/O7MEBLvB3n
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) September 27, 2018
And if you’re wondering if he’s stopped kneeling…
Eric Reid (25) becomes first Panther player to ever kneel during national anthem. pic.twitter.com/gRPCwpz1cd
— Scott Fowler (@scott_fowler) October 7, 2018
The answer is no.