The NFL Players Association is asking the league to pay $25 million to former players injured in the 2017 season, after the players association’s grievance against the league over its concussion policy was filed in federal court.
The $25-million payout would be made to former and current players who suffered a concussion or a suspected concussion.
The league agreed to pay the players’ union $15 million in settlement money in December, which it paid back to the players in November.
The NFLPA says that the $25m payment would cover compensation for players who missed multiple games because of concussion, including the $2 million compensation they are owed for the year they were diagnosed.
The money is being distributed to the Players Association’s concussion fund, and would go toward compensation for injured players and related medical expenses, the players union said in a statement.
The concussion policy that was in place at the time of the incident, which the league is accused of deliberately failing to adequately implement, was designed to help prevent and treat concussions.
The policy did not require that the players be notified of the risk of a concussion and required the team to provide a concussion diagnosis to the player in the event of a potential concussion.
In January, the league settled with the NFL Players Federation for an undisclosed amount, with a settlement in place.
The settlement was signed in September 2018, and the players also received $4.3 million in fines from the league and $25.5 million from the players for the 2017-18 season.
The players union says that they will ask the NFL to pay up to $5 million for all players injured during the 2017 regular season, which was the second-most for a single season in league history.
The player-related claims have been ongoing since October 2017.
The case is scheduled to go to trial on June 6.