COVID19 and the NFL

Time to Mo Vaughn

RIP Dernell
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Mar 24, 2008
Laddie's poll on number of games the Patriots play catches some of the coronavirus discussion, but there's been a mix of locations between that and the offseason thread, so I thought it would be better to have a single dedicated place like we have with MLB forum.

On Friday, Chiefs starting RG Laurent Duvernay Tardif became the first (and I believe still only) NFL player to opt out of the NFL season. His story is very different than most as he is a med school graduate and has been assisting at a long term care facility in Montreal during the pandemic.

Duvernay-Tardif, 29, is a medical school graduate from McGill University in Canada, and he had been assisting as an orderly in a long-term care facility in the Montreal area during the coronavirus pandemic.

In his social media post, he called the decision one of the most difficult of his life.

"Being at the frontline during this offseason has given me a different perspective on this pandemic and the stress it puts on individuals and our healthcare system," he wrote. "I cannot allow myself to potentially transmit the virus in our communities simply to play the sport that I love. If I am to take risks, I will do it caring for patients."