The NFLPA is planning to file a grievance and could explore legal action as well regarding injured Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Lawrence Tynes according to union sources. They are exploring whether or not a member of the team's training staff may have been responsible for spreading the virus to players. At this point there is a formal inquiry as to what took place at the team facility and how the infections occurred.

Tynes and guard Carl Nicks contracted the MRSA virus -- which can be deadly at its most extreme -- but while the Buccaneers placed Nicks on their injured list allowing him full benefits and pension credits and he is expected back in the short term Tynes remains in bad condition and is on the non-football injury list which precludes him from receiving credits toward an accrued season while he battles the illness.