NFL players have been fined and suspended for a variety of infractions, but the league may have to pay out $10 million to some of the players involved.
The league will pay out some players’ salaries, which is standard procedure for fines and suspensions, according to league spokesperson Michael Signora.
The suspensions and fines will be split between the NFL Players Association and the NFLPA.
The NFLPA said the $10-million payout was the first time the league has paid out money to players who have been suspended.
Signora said that, as of now, the league’s collective bargaining agreement will cover players who are suspended for the first game or the first quarter of the season.
That means suspensions for the 2017 season will be suspended until 2019.
The suspension of players can be appealed and could extend through the end of the year.
The money will be paid out based on the players’ performance during the suspension, not the suspension period, Signora said.
Players who have already been suspended have the option of appealing the suspension.
The suspension of a player can be overturned if it has been proven that the player is guilty of an infraction, but an appeal can take at least two years to complete.
A league spokesman declined to comment on whether the league is paying the money to the players or the players themselves.
The players have not yet received the money.
The fines could also include players who were suspended more than two weeks ago.
If they’re suspended more frequently than the previous two weeks, the suspension could be overturned.