The NFL owners met Monday night to discuss possible changes to the NFL competition setting, the league’s vice president of corporate communications and public affairs, Brian McManus, told Polygon.
“They’re coming to a consensus on what to do,” he said.
“We’re going to make it available in the next week or so.”
McManuses did not provide any specific details on the potential changes, but the meeting came at the end of a week in which a slew of players were arrested for allegedly participating in violent protests at games across the country.
“These guys are in a very serious situation,” McManUS said.
He added that the league is aware of some of the players arrested, and that the owners have discussed the issue.
“It’s a serious situation that needs to be addressed and dealt with,” McMANUS said, but declined to provide further details.
McManis said the NFL Players Association has been meeting with representatives from the league to try and get more details.
“Our position is we are not going to go back and rehash all of the issues we discussed with the league,” he told Polygons.
“The only thing we’re going back to is what we’ve done and the things we’ve discussed and what the league has done to address those issues.”
He said the union will continue to hold regular meetings with the NFL.
McMenus said that the NFL has agreed to hold “a public, open meeting” with the players’ union next week.
He said he didn’t have any specifics on what the meeting will entail.
The meeting comes amid a wave of arrests by players across the U.S. for alleged involvement in protests during the national anthem.
At least four players have been arrested for participating in a violent protest during the anthem, while several others were arrested during the playing of the National Anthem.
Several players have also been charged with violating the NFL’s policy on concussion prevention, and one player, safety Glover Quin, has been suspended indefinitely by the league for one game.
The NFLPA is also facing a lawsuit in federal court from former Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, who was accused of assaulting a teammate after the anthem protests.
He is currently facing charges in Texas of assault with a deadly weapon.
The Dallas Morning News reported that the two sides had reached a tentative settlement last month.