NFL Cutting $100 Million In Revenue-Sharing Program

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NEW YORK (AP) -The NFL reportedly has told the players' union it will cut a $100 million annual revenue-sharing program that subsidizes lower-revenue teams.

ESPN reported Sunday that the plan, which is a small portion of the $6.5 billion shared in full by all 32 teams, will be cut because the 2010 season will not have a salary cap.

The network also reported that the NFL Players Association will challenge the league's move on Tuesday, saying the owners can't terminate the program without the union's approval.

NFL owners have opted out of the collective bargaining agreement, which will end after next season unless a new contract is reached.