MIAMI (AP) _ Daunte Culpepper is getting help from the N-F-L
Players Association in his quest to be released from the Miami
The N-F-L-P-A's general counsel says the union filed a grievance
today on Culpepper's behalf, with hopes that the matter can be
resolved within a week.
The grievance is similar to one filed by the N-F-L-P-A last year
against the Tennessee Titans after the team barred Steve McNair
from working out at its facility. McNair was eventually traded to
Baltimore for a fourth-round draft pick.
The Dolphins acknowledged receiving the complaint, but declined
further comment. Culpepper wrote in an e-mail to The Associated
Press that it's encouraging to know that the N-F-L-P-A is willing
to step in.
Culpepper -- who started at quarterback for the first four games
for the Dolphins last season -- asked to be released last week,
shortly after Miami acquired Trent Green from the Kansas City
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