NFL teams told they will face forfeits for Covid-19 outbreaks among non-vaccinated players

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NFL teams told they will face forfeits for Covid-19 outbreaks among non-vaccinated players (AFP via Getty Images)
NFL teams told they will face forfeits for Covid-19 outbreaks among non-vaccinated players (AFP via Getty Images)

NFL teams have been told by they will have to forfeit games if they are struck by Covid-19 outbreaks among non-vaccinated players.

The league’s Commissioner also announced that if the league has to cancel any games then the players on both sides will not get their paychecks for the week.

Roger Goodell also said that the NFL will not add a 19th week to make up any games that cannot be played because of Covid-19 during the scheduled 18-week regular season.

“As we learned last year, we can play a full season if we maintain a firm commitment to adhering to our health and safety protocols and to making needed adjustments in response to changing conditions,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a memo sent to clubs that was obtained by The Associated Press.

And he added: “If a game can’t be rescheduled and is canceled due to a Covid outbreak among non-vaccinated players on one of the competing teams, the team with the outbreak will forfeit and will be deemed to have played 16 games for purposes of draft, waiver priority, etc.”

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