The NFL is set to rule on whether to exempt the Super Bowls from antitrust laws, according to a draft proposal released Monday.
The NFLPA has already submitted its proposal, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement that he’s not “happy” with it, according with the Associated Press.
“The proposal does not provide enough certainty for owners,” he said.
“This is a difficult issue to discuss.
But I think it is important for all of us to understand that the issue is not about what the Superbowls should or should not be paid for.”
The draft proposal is not binding on Goodell and the leaguePA, but it is the first time the NFLPA and the NFL have been formally discussing the issue.
It is the second time in less than a year that the NFL has proposed an exemption.
In March, the NFL sent out a memo stating that it would not exempt the games from antitrust law, even though it did allow them to be included in the 2018-19 salary cap.
It also announced that the league would review its salary cap in 2018 and 2019.
A year ago, the league did not take a position on the issue, instead proposing that the game be exempt from the salary cap entirely, although it would allow the teams to pay the full salary cap if they had the ability to do so.
In December, the NHL, which also had not taken a position, said it would consider allowing teams to increase their payroll if they could.
The draft plan is part of an ongoing push by the NFL and the union to address the issues of revenue sharing and team control in the NFL.
It includes a list of questions about the Superdome, which is being rebuilt with the help of $5 billion in public money, and how it would affect the salary-cap system.
It also includes a discussion of the NFL’s plans to make the new stadium a fully-furnished facility.
The proposal also includes an exemption of the Superfund designation, which allows the Superfans’ Trust to take over a Super Bowl-specific facility and use the money to pay down the Superdeletes’ Trust.
It’s a controversial move by the league that has generated criticism from some players and other fans, who say it would be an unfair advantage for the Superpennies to pay for the facility while their players are away.
The plan would also allow the NFL to waive any penalties or fines it deems appropriate.
The waiver would have to be approved by the union.