NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 39
Players’ Rights To Medical Care and Treatment

Section 9
Substance Abuse and Performance-Enhancing Substances

General Policy. The Parties agree that substance abuse and the use of performance-enhancing substances are unacceptable within the NFL, and that it is the responsibility of the Parties to deter and detect the use of performance-enhancing substances and to offer programs of intervention, rehabilitation, and support to players who have substance abuse problems. Accordingly, in fulfillment of these objectives, the Parties have agreed upon The Policy and Program on Substances of Abuse and the Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances, which are incorporated into this Agreement.