NFL, NFLPA agreement bans parties, partially limits churchgoing
The NFL and the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) have recently agreed on a condition that will help prevent the players from contracting the coronavirus once the football season gets in full swing.
According to the Pro Football Talk featured in NBC Sports:
Per multiple sources, the deal specifically prohibits players from engaging in certain behaviors this season. Players cannot attend indoor night clubs, indoor bars (except to pick up food), indoor house parties (with 15 or more people), indoor concerts, professional sporting events, or indoor church services that allow attendance above 25 percent of capacity.
Players can be fined for violating these rules. Moreover, if they test positive after engaging in prohibited activities, they will not be paid for the games they miss. Also, future guarantees in their contracts would be voided.
The goal is to pry the NFL players from being involved in unnecessary situations and to prevent them from putting themselves in a possibility to contract the virus, which may ultimately pose a threat to the continuation of football play.
Coronavirus cases keep on plummeting by the day as the tally shows 4.1 million positive cases with over 145,000 death cases in America thus far. The players are at such a high risk of being exposed to the virus that is why strict rules need to be implemented.
Every player, coach, and team personnel should practice their own discipline in order to mitigate the spreading of the dreaded coronavirus. It will take the full compliance and effort of all individuals involved in order for the league to be able to safely proceed with the season despite being in the middle of a pandemic.