The NFL is looking to get rid of coach dog collars
The NFL has been in the middle of a backlash to its use of dog collar after a woman sued the league and its owner, Donald Trump, for $1.2 million for violating her rights.
A settlement was reached in the lawsuit last week and the NFL agreed to pay the woman $1,928,638.
The league is expected to have the deal finalized by the end of the month.
In a statement released Friday, the NFL said it “strongly opposes” the use of the collar, which it says is “a simple and safe tool to help teams communicate with their players and keep them safe.”
The NFL also said that it is reviewing all of its training equipment to ensure it is compliant with the law.
The commissioner’s office has said it will take a “serious look” at the collar.
The NFL was in the midst of a debate over the use and safety of the dog collar after the NFL Players Association said it would sue Trump and his company for violating the players’ First Amendment rights.
In a statement issued after the players union’s announcement, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith called the use “disrespectful.”
In a tweet, the president of the NFLPA, DeMarius Smith, wrote that he was “deeply disappointed in the NFL and their owners for trying to take advantage of a vulnerable, abused animal.”
Smith said the use was not only “disappointing” but “dangerous and dangerous for the public.”
He said he wanted to “demand that the NFL make a full and public apology and take immediate action to correct this appalling situation.”
Smith also criticized the league for failing to act swiftly when a similar issue arose in the past.
He also criticized NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, saying the commissioner was not doing enough to stop the practice.
In addition to the $1 million settlement, the league also agreed to conduct a “significant review” of its dog collar use and implement “a new, streamlined training and education process for all NFL coaches.”