With the season over, the NFL has finally made a move to eliminate the sweetener use in its games, and it’s been quite the experiment.
In its first year, the league allowed artificial sweetener usage in some games and in others, such as on home games, but it has been much more stringent.
The NFL is taking the first step toward eliminating all artificial ingredients from the game.
The NFL’s move comes after the NFL Players Association said in a letter sent to all 32 teams on Sunday that they will not allow the use of artificial sweetners in any of their games starting in the 2017 season.
“While it is important that we continue to promote the health and wellness of our players and our fans, artificial sweetening in our games cannot be allowed in our stadiums, stadiums can’t be used for artificial sweetened beverages and artificial flavors are not allowed on any of the equipment, nor can we allow artificial flavors on any food items,” the NFLPA wrote in the letter, which was obtained by ESPN.
The league has been using artificial sweetlings in the past, but only in limited form.
In the past two seasons, the Chargers used an artificial sweetling called Tropicana to give players a boost, but the NFL’s ban of artificial flavors and sweeteners came after the Chargers were forced to use the same artificial flavor and flavorings in their home games against the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills in the same season.
The ban on artificial sweetants is part of a broader plan that includes making artificial flavorings more readily available in the NFL.
The league announced last week that the league will use a combination of artificial flavor enhancers and sweetening agents in 2017, a move that could mean the introduction of more flavors in the league’s regular season.
The use of sweeteners has been a concern for some fans, especially those who prefer the taste of natural or lower-calorie options.
For now, the only artificial flavors allowed in the regular season are artificial flavors made from cane sugar, sucrose and corn syrup, as well as artificial flavors containing artificial flavors, which can range from fruit flavors and honey to honey, maple syrup and vanilla.
The NFLPA is also asking for an exemption for flavored beverages, such a Coca-Cola, Pepsi and other energy drinks.
The rule change was first announced in June and comes a month after the league was rocked by a series of scandal involving players and teams using artificial flavors in their drinks.
The issue was raised when players were accused of using artificial flavor flavors in a pregame meal at a Los Angeles Rams game in late June.
In July, the National Football League Players Association, which represents about 70,000 NFL players, announced that the players union would not be supporting the league in its bid to ban artificial sweeters in the 2018 season.
This decision, however, came after several players told the league that they would like to use artificial sweet ingredients.