BY: John Mamola /

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be in hot water with the NFLPA over the handling of a MRSA infection with kicker Lawrence Tynes.  NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith visited

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today and announced the Players Association has filed a grievance against the Buccaneers on Tynes' behalf. 

"Earlier this morning we filed a grievance on behalf of Lawrence Tynes against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in connection with what we believe are significant concerns about the manner in which that player (Tynes) and other players' safety was handled by the team" said Smith. "We will look for to work together with the league to try and figure out what the facts are, and most importantly take steps to make sure that they and every team are protecting our players."

Smith also stated that he would not comment on any particular players when it came to the Josh Freeman stories coming from

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.  Smith did say that the NFLPA has enough concern over what has been leaked about Josh Freeman that the NFLPA to begin an investigation into the situation.

"I look forward to working with Roger (Goodell) and people from the league to conduct that investigation" said Smith.  "If we have a concern that the rules have been intentionally broken, no one is going to be exempt from the consequences."