NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 59
Severance Pay

Section 5
Payable to Survivor

In the event a player eligible to receive severance pay under this Article dies before receiving such pay, the player’s designated beneficiary (or his estate in the absence of a designated beneficiary) will be entitled to receive such pay on the later of (a) the next payment date following the date of the player’s death, or (b) thirty (30) days after written notification of the player’s death..