The National Football League has added more than $10 million to the training program for the agency that oversees all its teams, the National Football Players Association.
The National Football Club is also adding an additional $1 million to its Crosbys Management Training program to support additional support and opportunities for players.
The new funding, which is in addition to the $10.8 million the NFL already pledged to the union, was announced Thursday by NFL President Chris Mortensen.
“We are making investments to help our players, our teams, and our fans get prepared for the challenges that lie ahead,” Mortensen said in a statement.
“We will continue to work closely with our players and clubs to make sure our players are in the best possible position to succeed in the NFL.
It’s important for us to do so because we know how important it is to our fans to be prepared for whatever the future holds.”
Crosby Media Group is the media rights holder for the NFL, and the NFL has long had a relationship with the organization.
The union’s contracts with CrosBY, Crosmedia, and NBCUniversal are worth more than the NFL itself.
The NFL has been an owner of Crescendo, which the league is now providing training for all its players.
CrosBY was founded by Mortensen’s brother, Bill, in 2014 and the company provides video-game and music-video content for all NFL players.
Mortensen has been outspoken about the league’s lack of support for players’ rights, and has also expressed support for the union.
In February, he told CBS News that he was “very disappointed” that the NFLPA had not addressed the lack of collective bargaining rights for players in its current collective bargaining agreement.
“This is the first time I’ve seen something like this in a long time, and I’ve been watching it for so long,” he said.
“The players have been very vocal about it.
This is really the first we’ve seen of it.
It feels like the owners are trying to get it in the wrong place.”
Mortensen has also taken a tough stance against union organizing efforts by players and their agents.
In 2015, he was forced to withdraw his bid for reinstatement into the league after being charged with a felony in a corruption case.