The NFL’s “Aquatic Products” program provides players with free, in-season sports gear that helps them run more effectively and prevent injury.
In 2016, the NFL’s chief marketing officer, David Madden, announced the initiative, which provides $1 million per year to players.
But, the program has been criticized by some players and a former NFL player who said he had to pay $1,000 for his gear because he was so far behind on the rent.
The program has also been criticized for being unfair.
In 2015, the NCAA agreed to pay athletes $5 million to help them pay for gear they used in a tournament.
The league said at the time that the payments were “fair and equitable” because they were based on a league-wide average.
However, former NFL star and current ESPN analyst Mike Pereira told The Washington Post in April that he would not have bought gear under the program if he had known that he could not qualify for a discount because of his race.
Pereira also said he would have preferred to pay the full cost of the gear, but was not able to because of the NFL and its rules.
“You don’t know what they’ll ask you to pay because of race, you don’t even know how many,” he said.
The NFL also says the program is about supporting its players.
It says it uses a portion of the revenue from the Aquatic Products program to help players pay for their own health care, rent, medical expenses and other expenses.
But a former league executive told ESPN that he believed the league was paying players $3.6 million per season just for the Aquantics.