By Dr.C | SI
The pressure is mounting over growing coronavirus concerns. With less than three weeks before training camp, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com shared another twist in the 2020 NFL season that can change the trajectory of teams throughout the league.
My understanding is both the union and the league intend to have an opt-out for players who have either a pre-existing condition, family (members) with pre-existing conditions, just general concerns over COVID-19, would not want to play this season, Pelissero shared during an interview with NFL NOW. General Managers [of NFL teams] were told on a call earlier this week there would be a specific date by which players would need to opt-out. That date is to be determined.
The NFLPA’s Vice President Sam Acho acknowledged the rise of COVID-19 cases but was not eager to embrace the NFL’s proposal. NFL camps will start July 28th, and the NFL’s time is fleeting to iron out the details of any potential opt-outs ahead of the 2020 season.
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