The following is a release from the NFLPA Board of Directors: The NFLPA Board of Directors has voted to recommend a settlement to the plaintiffs in Brady, et al v. NFL.
Player Directors active in the process confirmed they believe the terms presented today will improve conditions for NFL players past, present and future.
"This has been a long road for everyone involved. While it is not yet over, the diligence demonstrated by active and former players speaks volumes to their dedication to reaching a fair deal," said Kevin Mawae, NFLPA President. "This settlement is an essential component to what will be a long-term agreement benefitting players, owners and fans."
The NFLPA Executive Committee reviewed settlement terms earlier today before unanimously voting to pass it to the Board of Directors for their endorsement.
"Several of us have been involved in every step of these negotiations for more than two years," said Domonique Foxworth, member of the NFLPA Executive Committee. "We are confident that the result made possible by the compromises made by both sides is good for the future of our game."
The Board of Directors will make a formal recommendation to the 10 named plaintiffs that they accept the terms of the settlement. The plaintiffs decide the next course of action.
"We have all worked tirelessly throughout this process," said Jeff Saturday, member of the NFLPA Executive Committee. "We now look forward to a conclusion so we can return to playing the game we all love."