NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 42
Club Discipline

Section 5


For the 2020 and 2021 League Years, any Club fine will be deducted at the rate of no more than $3,500 from each pay period, if sufficient pay periods remain; or, if less than sufficient pay periods remain, the fine will be deducted in equal installments over the number of remaining pay periods. For the 2022–2025 League Years, the rate at which fines may be deducted from each pay period will increase from $3,500 to $4,000. For the 2026–2030 League Years the rate will increase from $4,000 to $5,000. Nothing in this Subsection (a) will apply to a suspension or for a fine under Subsections 1(b)(vi)-(ix).


A fine under Subsections 1(b)(vi)-(ix) may be deducted from any payments owed to a player under any NFL Player Contract with the Club, or from any salary, bonus installments, Performance-Based Pay, Postseason Pay, Severance Pay or Termination Pay otherwise owed by the Club. The assignment and/or termination of a player’s contract after events triggering a fine under Subsections 1(b)(vi)-(ix) shall not result in any waiver of the assigning or terminating Club’s right to seek to recover the full amount of the fines.