NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 14
Enforcement of the Salary Cap and Rookie Compensation Pool

Section 9
Prior Consultation

Reasonably prior to the initiation of a proceeding alleging a violation of Subsection 1(a) or 1(b) above, the parties shall confer in person or by telephone to attempt to negotiate a resolution of the dispute, and the charging party shall disclose to the other party (either the NFLPA or the NFL, as the case may be) all evidence (whether exculpatory or inculpatory) concerning such alleged violation (and provide a copy of all such evidence in documentary form), including but not limited to any such evidence that is the product of any investigation by or on behalf of the charging party. All such evidence subsequently acquired by the charging party shall be subject to disclosure to the other party in any resulting proceeding. This Section shall not require the disclosure of any attorney-client communication, or any work product created by or at the request of an attorney. In addition, any attempt by the League, the NFL, or any Club to have discipline imposed on any person (including but not limited to a Club) for conduct in violation of Subsection 1(a) or 1(b) above shall be immediately disclosed to the NFLPA.