NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 43
Non-Injury Grievance

Section 2

A grievance may be initiated by a player, a Club, the Management Council, or the NFLPA. A grievance must be initiated within fifty (50) days from the date of the occurrence or non-occurrence upon which the grievance is based, or within fifty (50) days from the date on which the facts of the matter became known or reasonably should have been known to the party initiating the grievance, whichever is later. A player need not be under contract to a Club at the time a grievance relating to him arises or at the time such grievance is initiated or processed.