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NFL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION COMMENDS NFL’S ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO NIH

Players Look Forward to Collaborating With League on Research Grant

The players applaud the NFL’s decision to independently fund a research partnership between the NFL and National Institutes of Health. We look forward to reviewing their findings. 

During collective bargaining, the players reserved a research fund that allocates $100 million over 10 years to health and safety studies that would have otherwise gone to player salaries and benefits. We are currently in the process of reviewing applications from the top medical research institutions. Our goal is to jointly select an institution that will help us address the health and wellness of the entire NFL player community. We have invited the NFL to participate in this process and hope to announce the first research grant by the middle of the 2012 season. 

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