NFLPA seeks opt-out clauses for at-risk gamers, conditional stipends, supply says

The NFL and NFLPA proceed to barter phrases for a return to work, and gamers are requesting monetary backing in case they resolve to take a seat out the season.

Among the many requests within the gamers’ current proposal to the league, based on a supply concerned:

  • An opt-out clause for at-risk gamers to obtain wage (however not bonuses) if one decides to not play.

  • An opt-out clause for gamers with at-risk households to earn an accrued season and advantages in the event that they resolve to not play.

  • An opt-out clause for gamers who depart the workforce after reporting (phrases unsure).

  • A $250,000 stipend assured to all gamers in the event that they present as much as camp and all the things is shut down on account of COVID-19 considerations. That quantity rises to $500,000 if the season begins, solely to be shut down.

The definition of at-risk” is a part of the dialogue, and procedures for making use of for medical opt-outs usually are not but finalized.

The league’s June 7 memo listed the next as concerns for high-risk people:

Gamers additionally need, based on ESPN’s Dan Graziano, no wage in escrow for 2020 and no discount within the 2021 wage cap regardless of projected income loss, which they’d desire to unfold over a number of years.

A supply informed Graziano there are not any additional conversations scheduled between the NFL and NFLPA on Wednesday, after the 2 sides talked every of the previous two days.

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