A federal appeals court has struck down the NFL’s domestic violence policy, saying it violates Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
The court said that the policy has created a hostile environment for players and teams, and has led to a decline in sports participation and participation rates.
The ruling comes after the NFL Players Association filed a lawsuit against the league in May to overturn the policy.
The NFL’s policy says that players and coaches should not be subject to harassment or violence.
The lawsuit said the policy was based on the idea that it was necessary to prevent abuse of players and staff.
The policy has led players to avoid games, and players have been hesitant to play with their teammates, the court ruled.
The decision also comes after a new wave of domestic violence cases surfaced in the NFL.
The Washington Post reported on Friday that a woman who says she was abused by her father has filed a $10 million lawsuit against his son, who is a member of the Denver Broncos.
In a statement to ESPN, the NFL said it will comply with the court’s decision.