NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 67
Governing Law and Principles

  • Section 1. Governing Law

    To the extent that federal law does not govern the implementation of this Agreement, this Agreement shall be construed and interpreted under, and shall be governed by, the laws applicable to contracts made and performed in the State of New York.

  • Section 2. Parol Evidence

    The parties shall not, in any proceeding or otherwise, use or refer to any parol evidence with regard to the interpretation of Articles 1, 4, 6–19, 26–28, 31, or 65–67 of this Agreement.

  • Section 3. Mutual Drafting

    This Agreement shall be deemed to have been mutually drafted and shall be construed in accord with its terms. No party shall be entitled to any presumption or construction in such party’s favor as a result of any party having assumed the primary burden of drafting any part of this Agreement.

  • Section 4. Headings

    The headings in this Agreement are solely for the convenience of the parties, and shall not be deemed part of, or considered in construing, this Agreement.

  • Section 5. Binding Effect

    This Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the Parties hereto and their heirs, executors, administrators, representatives, agents, successors and assigns and any corporation into or with which any corporate party hereto may merge or consolidate.

  • Section 6. Authorization

    The NFL represents that it has been duly authorized to enter into and execute this Agreement on behalf of itself and its members. The NFLPA hereby represents that it has been duly authorized to execute this Agreement on behalf of its members.

  • Section 7. Appendices and Exhibits

    All of the Appendices and Exhibits hereto are an integral part of this Agreement and of the agreement of the parties thereto.

  • Section 8. Time Periods

    The specification of any time period in this Agreement shall include any non-business days within such period, except that any deadline falling on a Saturday, Sunday, or Federal Holiday shall be deemed to fall on the following business day.

  • Section 9. Modification

    This Agreement may not be changed, altered, or amended other than by a written agreement signed by authorized representatives of the parties.

  • Section 10. Delivery of Documents

    The NFL, its Clubs, the Management Council, and the NFLPA, shall, upon the request of any party hereto, execute and deliver such further documents and instruments to take such further steps as are reasonably necessary and appropriate to implement and effectuate the purposes of this Agreement.