The NFL Players Association came to the defense of Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams by accusing the NFL Network of using misinformation in an attempt to tarnish the player’s reputation.

The NFLPA posted a statement on its Twitter account backing Williams and saying it will consider taking action against the league to protect the player’s rights.

Williams on Thursday revealed a cancer diagnosis that led to him having a tumor removed from his skull, and that it played a part in his lengthy holdout and distrust of the team’s medical staff and the organization.

Williams said he informed the team of the medical issue six years ago.

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