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The New York Jets‘ union representative said Tuesday that players on the team have no issue with the presence of security cameras in the locker room.
“Talking to the guys on the team, nobody cares that there are cameras in there,” guard Greg Van Roten said on a conference call with reporters. “We know why they’re there. They’re there to protect us if something happens, if something goes missing.
“It’s not like they’re spying on us, you know what I mean?”
The NFL Players Association is looking into whether the hidden cameras violate the collective bargaining agreement, a source close to the NFLPA told ESPN. That is the crux of the issue, according to Van Roten. The New York Daily News reported over the weekend that players were upset because they considered it an invasion of privacy. Van Roten refuted that.
“We all know there are cameras in there. It’s no secret,” he said. “The team is up front about that. It’s an ongoing conversation between the NFLPA and the NFL Management Council regarding that. There are different perspectives on if that’s OK, if it’s not OK. The players’ issue with it is not privacy-related. I’ll