NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 59
Severance Pay

Section 1
Eligibility and Maintenance

The current terms of the NFL Player Severance Pay Plan (“Severance Plan”) shall continue, except as amended below, and all past and future amendments thereto as adopted in accordance with the terms of that Plan, are incorporated by reference and made a part of this Agreement; provided, however, that the terms used in such Plan and the definitions of such terms are applicable only to such Plan and shall have no applicability to this Agreement unless the context of this Agreement specifically mandates the use of such terms. The Severance Plan will be continued and maintained in full force and effect during the term of this Agreement and at all times comply with the terms of this Article. Only players with two or more Credited Seasons (as that term is defined in the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan), at least one of which is for a season commencing in 1993 or later, will be eligible for severance pay under this Plan. This Article will not extinguish or affect any other rights that a player may have to any other severance pay. Determinations of the Retirement Board with respect to Credited Seasons will be final and binding for purposes of determining severance pay.