The NFL is taking the unprecedented step of issuing suspensions and fine orders for players who are on the Commissioner’s exempt list, but they’re not all over the field.
Here’s what we know so far about what players have been fined and what suspensions have been imposed.
The NFLPA announced Monday that it had reached a settlement with the NFL over player suspensions.
The NFLPA will pay the NFL $50 million over four years for each suspended player.
NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said the agreement would protect players from unnecessary and unjustified suspensions and that players would not be penalized if they chose to appeal.NFLPA executive VP of communications Brian McCarthy said the new terms allow the league to address the concerns of players that players may not be receiving a fair share of the money.
The league was notified last week that it would be subject to the new $50M settlement, and in an interview with CBS Sports, McCarthy said, “I think it’s important to put that in context, as you’re still under a $500M cap, and players are still under an exemption.
We want to make sure that we’re taking care of the players, so the players get what they deserve.”