NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 55
Player Annuity Program

Section 4

The Annuity Program will continue to hold assets for the sole benefit of players and their beneficiaries and to pay all expenses of the Annuity Program approved by the Annuity Board. The Annuity Program is intended, except the tax qualified portion referenced above and the allocation to the Capital Accumulation Plan in Article 55A, to be a program of deferred compensation that is not tax-qualified within the meaning of Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. Accordingly, it is intended that individual allocations will be subject to current taxation, and that taxes will be withheld in accordance with the requirements of applicable federal, state, and local law. The parties intend that the amount of each individual taxable allocation remaining after withholding taxes will be used to purchase an annuity.