NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 13
Salary Cap Accounting Rules

Section 6(e)(iv)(5)
Valuation of Player Contracts

Notwithstanding any provision in a Player Contract to the contrary or when such payments are actually made, the following rules shall apply in determining the amount of a player’s Salary that is to be included in Team Salary in a particular League Year for purposes of the Salary Cap:


Except as provided in Subsections 6(e)(iv)(2)–(4) above, if any money or tangible item of value is provided by any Club to any player (or his affiliate) not pursuant to this Agreement or a Player Contract, the value of the money or item shall immediately be included in Salary and the Team Salary of the Club making such provision. This Subsection does not apply to consideration paid to a player (or his affiliate) for nonfootball playing services, which are subject to Section 4(b) above.