NFL Season Can Proceed As Scheduled With Supermajority Vote From Owners

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The NFL season won’t need unanimous support from owners to proceed as planned.

According to Eben Novy-Williams, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told Bloomberg News the league needs a supermajority vote from owners for the season to proceed during the coronavirus pandemic, which means the threshold is at 24 votes. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

That means several owners can vote to stop the season, and it might not be enough.

If it’s left up to the owners (the most likely outcome), then I think the season starts as planned. Getting past the 24-vote threshold shouldn’t be too hard.

Now, some states might try to ban games, but the NFL could just take teams out of states to play their home games elsewhere.


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The NFL season isn’t going to come to grinding halt just because a state like California decides they don’t want gatherings over a certain limit.

I can guarantee you that much. If the owners vote to proceed and the federal government doesn’t intervene, then the season will happen as scheduled.


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It should be interesting to see how the voting breaks down, but it sounds like things are moving forward as planned. That’s good news for fans of football.