It’s a debate I’ve been asking myself for years: Should we pay for the premium of an NFL player’s injury?
Should we cover players for life if they have to miss an entire season?
And now, in a new article from the Associated Press, it’s been answered: Yes.
We should pay for it.
The question for most fans of the NFL is whether or not the league should be paying for the injury of an active player.
The answer, at least for the foreseeable future, is yes.
There is some precedent for the NFL and its teams paying for injured players.
In 2009, the league negotiated a $2.9 billion settlement with former San Diego Chargers linebacker James Harrison after he was injured in a fall and was unable to return.
The settlement was contingent on Harrison’s recovery.
The agreement, which included a $100 million payment to the league, did not require the league to pay any additional compensation for his injury.
In a statement released on Monday, the NFL said it will now pay for “all or part” of the costs associated with Harrison’s medical care.
The full amount is still unknown, but the NFL’s policy does require that an NFL team cover any costs associated to a player’s medical bills.
Harrison is the fourth NFL player to die this year.
His death prompted the league’s owners to consider a policy that would cover the full cost of the player’s recovery, including medical bills and travel.
The league eventually agreed to that policy.
The policy has been in place for several years, but it hasn’t yet been used.
The Associated Press reported last week that the NFLPA had not received a single complaint from a player about the policy since the policy was put in place.
“We want the health and safety of our players to be the top priority, and we want them to have access to the highest-quality medical care,” said Rob Carr, the union’s executive director.
“It’s our job to make sure that when the players have an injury, the players receive the best medical care available to them.
We’ll continue to do everything we can to help ensure that happens.”
The NFLPA also called for a moratorium on payments to players who are under contract with another team.
The issue of players getting injured has divided the NFL.
Some players believe it’s a necessary evil, others say it’s not worth the money.
The NFLPA and the players’ union have not been able to reach a deal on what to do.