NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 18

Section 3
False Certification

Any person or Club who knowingly executes or files a false certification required by Sections 1(a), 1(b), 2(a), or 2(b) of this Article shall be subject to a fine of up to $375,000, upon a finding of such violation by the System Arbitrator. Authority to impose such a fine shall rest with the System Arbitrator or the Commissioner, consistent with the allocation of authority in Article 14, Section 6(b). Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no circumstances shall a fine under this Section be imposed upon any person or Club if such person or Club is also being sanctioned for the same conduct under Article 14, Section 6 above. The fine amount set forth in this Section shall be adjusted each year by the percentage change in Projected AR for that League Year as compared to Projected AR for the prior League Year.