The NFL has long struggled with a gender imbalance, but in the latest report it revealed that the majority of its female reporters are being paid less than their male counterparts.
While the league had a policy against paying female employees less than male ones, the report found that the average salary of a female reporter in 2016 was $6,927 compared to $10,929 for a male reporter.
The report, released Thursday, also revealed that female NFL players have been disproportionately represented in low-profile cases such as domestic violence and child abuse.
In addition, the majority (54 percent) of NFL players and coaches were female, but that number has decreased in recent years, with only 29 percent of the NFL teams having a female coach and just 14 percent of NFL teams being female in the Hall of Fame.
In 2017, the NFL hired the first woman to be the team’s vice president of media relations, and it plans to add another woman to the position in 2018.
The NFLPA, which represents more than 600,000 players, declined to comment on the report.
The league also announced a new policy that will pay female employees at least 80 percent of their male colleagues’ salaries.
The union said in a statement Thursday that it plans “to work with the league to address this inequity.”