NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 42
Club Discipline

Section 6
NFL Policies

No Club may impose any discipline against a player, including but not limited to terminating the player’s Player Contract, as a result of that Player’s violation of the Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances (formerly known as the Policy on Anabolic Steroids and Related Substances) or the Policy and Program on Substances of Abuse, or for failing any drug test, provided, however, that the fact that a player has violated either Policy, or has failed a drug test, will not preclude the termination of his Player Contract if such termination is otherwise expressly permissible under this Agreement or the player’s Player Contract.