Malcolm Jenkins: Football is “nonessential”.
Former Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said on CNN this morning that “The risk has to be really eliminated before I would feel comfortable with going back.”
#Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins said on CNN this morning that he wouldn’t feel comfortable playing football with the way things currently stand.
“The risk has to be really eliminated before I would feel comfortable with going back.” pic.twitter.com/SECZxQgTaF
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) June 25, 2020
Jenkins is one of the first NFL players to come out and state that they won’t play this season if there is a risk of getting COVID-19. We have seen NBA players such as Avery Bradley and Davis Bertans pull out of the resumption of their season down in Orlando due to family health concerns. As the NFL training camp and season gets closer, it’s only a matter of time before we see more players follow Malcolm Jenkins and choose not to play.
The NFL seems to be going full steam ahead as they announced plans to gain some revenue with the absence of fans.
NFL is finalizing plans to tarp off the first 6-8 rows of seating in every stadium and allow teams to sell TV-visible advertising to local sponsors, per @BenFischerSBJ. One sales executive said the move will “significantly” help with pandemic-related revenue loss.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) June 24, 2020
The NFL announced today that they are canceling the Hall of Fame week that starts off the preseason.
The Cowboys and Steelers, who were scheduled to play in this year’s preseason opener, now are expected to play in the 2021 Hall of Fame game next summer, per sources. The HOF enshrinement ceremony also is expected to be held then.https://t.co/1dGl2DX2iq
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 25, 2020