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NFL, NFLPA agree on benefits

The NFL and NFL Players Association have been at odds on a number of issues since agreeing on a 10-year Collective Bargaining Agreement last July, but at least they can agree on one thing. 

The two sides announced in a joint statement today that they've agreed to extend the CBA's new Legacy benefits to approximately 330 widows and other survivors of eligible pre-1993 players. 

Per the statement, each of the eligible beneficiaries will receive an increase in the amount they were receiving as of the effective date of the CBA. The benefit will be retroactive to August 1, 2011, which was the same effective date for the Legacy benefit for eligible pre-1993 players. The funding of the benefit will be split on the same basis as the funding for the other beneficiaries of the Legacy Fund – 51 percent paid by the NFL and 49 percent by the NFLPA.

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