Kevin Clark of The Ringer took a deep dive into the growing income inequality among NFL players. It’s worth your time. Basically, the current collective bargaining agreement, which runs through 2020, has created a system that is markedly slanted in favor of a small fraction of players. This was by design: The goal was to reward stars and established veterans once their contracts expired, and that’s been happening. But not without plenty of unforeseen consequences for pretty much everyone else.
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