Union says fines will be reduced in new CBA

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The NFL Players Association is telling its members that if they accept the owners’ proposal for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, they’ll have fewer fines to worry about in 2020.

According to the fact sheet distributed by the union, two of the key terms in the proposed CBA are an overall reduction in on-field fines and a reduction in club fines.

No details were included in the fact sheet, so we don’t know how much fines would be reduced or whether some fines will be reduced more than others. But players frequently complain when the league docks them for infractions during games, or when their teams take money out of their paychecks for issues like being late to team meetings. Those players may see this as a key concession.

Union leadership clearly sees this and other changes to the CBA as positives, based on the fact sheet the union distributed. Whether the voting members of the players’ union will agree remains to be seen.

3 responses to “Union says fines will be reduced in new CBA

  1. So the league is offering to reduce fines. The league also completely controls when and why fines are handed out in a seemingly arbitrary manner.
    I don’t think players are upset at the amount of the fines as much as the fact that the fines are inconsistently applied.

  2. So the league is offering to reduce fines. The league also completely controls when and why fines are handed out in a seemingly arbitrary manner.
    I don’t think players are upset at the amount of the fines as much as the fact that the fines are inconsistently applied.
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    If as the union is claiming the fines are reduced then instead of the present inconsistent method there has to be language on when how much the fines are to show the reduction .

  3. Not a huge development but a little odd. It’s not a huge win for the players because most of the fines are relatively tame to begin with (plus the majority of players never get fined) and at the same time not a great PR look for the league since many fines are tied to safety/fair play issues like late hits, etc.

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