Which NFL players are facing their first-ever legal test for air pollution?
The NFL is facing a legal challenge to the air quality standards it’s set to put into place next season.
A judge in Georgia ruled that a team that plays in the Southwestern Athletic Conference was responsible for violating the state’s air pollution standards and could be fined up to $2 million.
Georgia is the first state to make the change, which is expected to bring in billions of dollars in additional revenue.
The Georgia Supreme Court also ruled Thursday that the league can appeal the ruling.
The ruling could also be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The NFL declined to comment.
NFL Players Association President DeMaurice Smith and league officials were not available for comment Thursday.
In July, the league and the NFL Players Players Association reached a settlement that called for the league to adopt stricter standards for the state of Georgia, but also provided an opt-out for cities and states that don’t.