NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 43
Non-Injury Grievance

Section 8
Arbitrator’s Decision and Award

The arbitrator will issue a written decision within thirty (30) days of the submission of briefs, but in no event shall he or she consider briefs filed by either party more than sixty (60) days after receipt of the last transcript, unless the parties agree otherwise. The decision of the arbitrator will constitute full, final and complete disposition of the grievance, and will be binding upon the player(s) and Club(s) involved and the parties to this Agreement, provided, however, that the arbitrator will not have the jurisdiction or authority; (a) to add to, subtract from, or alter in any way the provisions of this Agreement or any other applicable document; or (b) to grant any remedy other than a money award, an order of reinstatement, suspension without pay, a stay of suspension pending decision, a cease and desist order, a credit or benefit award under the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan, or an order of compliance with a specific term of this Agreement or any other applicable document, or an advisory opinion pursuant to Article 39, Section 5(f). In the event the arbitrator finds liability on the part of any party, he or she shall award Interest beginning one year from the date of the last regular season game of the season of the grievance.