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The stock market is down a whopping 23% from its peak in late March, but the NFL has not seen a significant drop in player salaries since the start of the year.
The average salary for a regular-season NFL player is $7,764, according to the latest salary data from Spotrac, which tracks compensation data.
But it’s not just the NFL players that are suffering from the decline.
In the past year, the share of players who earned more than $50,000 per year has dropped from 23% to 18%.
In 2016, it was 15%.
It’s been down nearly 50% since 2009, when the average salary was $14,700.
As of the end of last month, the average NFL salary was just under $10 million, according the Spotrac data.
The NFL has had a rough couple of months for players.
Last month, commissioner Roger Goodell said he would have no comment on players’ suspensions and said he was “deeply disappointed” by players’ protests during the national anthem.
He also told the NFL Network that the league would look into “what other things we can do in the future.”
The league’s top general manager, Kevin Colbert, said last week he would meet with players, owners and owners’ representatives “to figure out what we can and can’t do in order to get players back on the field.”
The NFL Players Association is not happy.
“We don’t have a lot of time to sit around and talk about it,” said Mike Mayock, executive director of the association.
“If the NFL is going in the direction they’re going in, we’ve got to make sure we’re not on the wrong side.” “
But Mayock added that he was disappointed by the NFL’s response to players’ concerns about racial inequality and police brutality. “
If the NFL is going in the direction they’re going in, we’ve got to make sure we’re not on the wrong side.”
But Mayock added that he was disappointed by the NFL’s response to players’ concerns about racial inequality and police brutality.
“To hear the commissioner say it was about racism and that he’s not gonna talk about police brutality is really disheartening,” he said.
“The fact that the NFL doesn’t even want to take a stand on racism is really disappointing.”
And it’s likely to take another year or two before the league has a full-fledged discussion about how to address racism and other issues, Mayock said.
Goodell also said in an interview with the New York Times that he would “continue to evaluate” the issue and that the “players are very important to us.”
Mayock also said the union would continue to press for an end to police brutality, saying, “We’ve got a lot to learn from the league, but if we want to make changes, we have got to do it together.
We’re going to continue to push.”
NFL commissioner Roger Bannister said last month he would be discussing the issue with players and owners, but he did not address the issue of player suspensions.
The issue of racial inequality is one that has been discussed before.
In February, the league issued a memo on racial inequality to league offices, stating that “the league recognizes that the experiences of African Americans and Latinos are often more severe in the workplace and in our communities than other groups.”
It also said that “there is an important need to address systemic disparities that exist across the NFL that are not addressed in this document.”
But a few days after that memo was issued, former President Barack Obama was criticized for saying “there’s no place in this country for racism.”
The statement led to backlash from both Black and white players, who said it was racist.
And while the memo was criticized by some, it also prompted the NFL to issue a new policy this week.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and President Donald Trump speak in the White House Rose Garden.
The new policy said players will not be suspended for protests that are “in violation of team rules,” but will be suspended if they participate in “inappropriately aggressive or hostile conduct” or if they are “engaged in conduct that contributes to or contributes to the hostile environment that they are a part of.”
NFL players also will be allowed to continue playing until their suspensions are completed, with the NFL Commissioner’s Office acting as the arbiter.
Mayock noted that it’s unlikely the NFL will adopt a new strategy for addressing racial inequality until players’ contracts are up in 2019, at which point they could have a chance to appeal.
“It’s really unfortunate that we have yet to see an organized, meaningful conversation about this in the NFL,” he told ESPN.
We need to move”
Hopefully this is the beginning of something that will lead to the next phase of our conversations.
We need to move