The NFL is considering a proposal that would allow players to choose the grapes that are best for them during the season.
The NFL Players Association has opposed the proposal, arguing that it would create a new form of inequality.
The proposal is expected to be discussed at a conference Thursday in Phoenix.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement that “a player should be able to choose how much he or she enjoys drinking a particular wine.”
More:NFL owners to discuss wine-growing season changes, health of players The proposal, which would allow the commissioner’s office to make recommendations to owners, would also allow the owners to propose changes to the season in which players are eligible to participate, according to the Associated Press.
The proposals would be subject to league approval.
The NFLPA has said the proposed changes would “unfairly disadvantage the most talented athletes, including players who have been working for more than two decades in order to play in the NFL.”
The proposal has raised concerns from some players who believe the proposal would unfairly disadvantage them.
“If this proposal is implemented and implemented well, it will create an unfair disadvantage for athletes in our industry who have worked their whole lives to get to this point,” former NFL player, Aaron Hernandez, told the AP.
More to come.