The NFL and the NFL Players Association have struck a tentative deal to resolve an antitrust lawsuit brought by the National Football League against the NFL and its owners, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The deal will allow the NFL to settle the antitrust lawsuit, the person said.
The NFL has said it will appeal the antitrust decision.
The decision could not be immediately confirmed.
The league has been under fire since the league and its teams announced they would be launching an initiative called NFL Pay, which is aimed at encouraging fans to spend more on tickets and merchandise.
Under the proposal, the league would allow fans to pay up to $1,000 per year for the right to watch their team’s games, including home and away games.
A person familiar in the matter said the proposal was approved by NFL owners, who want to preserve the current structure.