NFL teams are being paid $2 million to settle civil rights lawsuits in New York City, Los Angeles and Seattle, sources told USA TODAY Sports.
In New York, the NFL agreed to pay more than $800,000 to former players who were victims of police brutality, sources said.
The league also agreed to drop an additional $600,000, sources added.
NFL players in Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco also agreed in December to pay at least $1.1 million in fines and restitution.
In San Francisco, the league agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by former player Terrell Davis, who alleged that he was subjected to racial and racial epithets by a police officer and that the NFL’s players union retaliated against him.
Davis also agreed not to sue any of the teams or players, sources confirmed.
The NFL also agreed last year to pay a $2,500 fine to the City of Los Angeles.
In Los Angeles in December, the city agreed to allow the NFL to keep its team’s stadium.
The agreement also prohibits the league from using the name of the stadium to promote its games.
In March, a judge ordered the NFL and the teams to agree to an injunction prohibiting them from using any of their names in advertisements, which would include the name or logo of the team.
The settlement was approved by a Manhattan judge.
The New York settlement will be in addition to the $1 million from the city and $1,500 from the NFL in December.
NFL teams in San Diego, Jacksonville and St. Louis will be paid $1 per game from the settlement.
The San Diego Chargers will pay $3.1 per ticket, and St Louis will pay the league $2 per ticket.