The NFLPA has filed a lawsuit against the NFL to keep former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Floyd from returning to the league after the league suspended him for a year without pay for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
Floyd had not been reinstated to the team in the wake of his suspension.
The NFL had previously denied Floyd’s claims of misconduct against the league and the union.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati.
Floyd’s suspension was originally scheduled to end Nov. 4, but he has missed only three games since then, according to the NFL.
Floyd has yet to be reinstated to play for the Steelers.
The former Pro Bowl receiver played only 13 games with the Steelers before he was released in January 2016.
He was released by the team after his first season.
Floyd received a $10,000 signing bonus from the Steelers and received a one-year extension in June 2016 worth $5 million.
He made $3.9 million in 2016, but his $10 million salary cap hit was significantly higher than his base salary of $7 million.
In a statement, the NFLPA said Floyd “has shown no remorse for his conduct, nor any intent to rehabilitate his character.”