A cancer patient with an NFL contract won a $100k payout from the NFL on Monday night, a company that handles payments to the players said.
Manning, who plays for the Indianapolis Colts, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin lymphoma in December and has undergone three rounds of chemotherapy, according to TMZ.
The NFL Players Association announced the settlement in a news release.
Manning was the first NFL player to win a $1 million settlement from the league, according a source.
The deal was reached by the NFLPA and the players’ union, the NFL Players Assn., according to a statement.
Manning has been diagnosed with Hodgkin-IL, which is a form of lymphoma.
The NFLPA said he’s expected to live a “full and healthy life” for the next few years.
The payout comes on the heels of the NFLPBA announcing Monday that the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement will expire on Sept. 30.
The players association announced in December that it would pay $1.9 million in damages to former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel for a tweet he posted during the 2017 season that said “black lives matter” and that “we’re going to make sure that no black lives matter,” which he later deleted.