The NFL announced on Thursday that all owners will have to pay for their teams’ travel.
The league said that it’s trying to protect teams from “federal fines” and that its owners are “in the business of winning.”
“The league is committed to ensuring that the interests of the NFL Players Association and the NFLPA are represented in this matter and to making sure that we protect the league and the players that work for us,” NFL vice president of corporate communications Josh Liskin told NFL Network’s NFL Total Access on Thursday.
“It is our understanding that the NFL and the league owners are in the business on behalf of our players and that is the reason why they are being required to pay the NFL travel.”
The travel requirement is part of a broader plan to protect the players from fines from the federal government.
“We are committed to protecting players from the consequences of their actions and that’s why we are imposing this additional layer of protection,” Liskins said.
As the NFL has stated, the league is focused on the players’ interests and is working diligently to address the concerns raised by the NFL.””
In order to comply with the federal travel requirements, teams must ensure that their players are not subject to fines from any of the federal departments and agencies.
As the NFL has stated, the league is focused on the players’ interests and is working diligently to address the concerns raised by the NFL.”
The league’s travel requirement, which was implemented by our league offices in June and July of 2017, applies to the entire league.
Our league offices are currently working on additional steps that will allow for teams to comply fully with the requirements of the travel program.
We expect to release additional details as the situation develops.
“The league also said it will provide “prior notification” of all changes to the rules for its players.
The full details will be announced “in due course,” the league said.