NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 7
Rookie Compensation and Rookie Compensation Pool

Section 3(d)
Rookie Contracts


Prohibited Terms. The following contract provisions are prohibited in a Rookie Contract: option bonuses, option exercise fees, option nonexercise fees, Salary advances (other than advances of non-guaranteed year-one Paragraph 5 Salary as described in Subsection (b)(iii)(3) above), voidable year(s) provisions, buybacks of voidable year(s) provisions, and any “contract within the contract” (i.e., terms and conditions of a contemplated superseding contract within the Rookie Contract).