Despite the advances made by the United States in health terms with mass vaccination, the fear of contagion is latent in the NFL. Different franchises, through the Players Association (NFLPA), have spoken out against the start of voluntary practices, which will start next week this off-season.
Boycott in the NFL
It was on April 13 that the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, through the NFLPA, they disagreed with the NFL for his position on the start of the practices in the second year of the pandemic. “With preseason starting next week and without proper protocols for our players to return safely, we will exercise our right not to participate in voluntary offseason practices,” the statement said.
Franchises are added
The announcement of the Broncos and Seahawks players was soon joined by players from the New England Patriots, Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who do not rule out hindering the start of activities. The teams denounce that the league has been impassive in the face of the health situation for next season.
According to reports from the United States, the latest teams to join the strike are Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, Chicago Bears and Las Vegas Riders. Employees of these 4 franchises have refused to return to activities until the NFL establish measures to ensure your safety in these times of pandemic.
As announced by the NFL Network, the league has shared a statement with the 32 franchises requesting players to start volunteer practices through a 3-phase plan in 9 weeks. If they attend, players will be able to receive compensation in the event of injury or damage of any kind. In case of suffering any problem outside the facilities, they will not charge a penny from the organization.
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