Darren Rovell Suggests NFL Players Should Sign Waivers To Play During The Coronavirus Pandemic

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Darren Rovell thinks NFL players should sign waivers prior to playing during the coronavirus pandemic.

At the moment, there is a ton of debate surrounding the return of football in America amid the ongoing crisis. Safety is a top priority, but we also want our sports back. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Well, Rovell thinks players should sign waivers before taking the field. He tweeted Monday that “all players” will sign waivers in part because they’re already going to “get CTE with near certainty.”

While I’m not sure why Rovell felt the need to bring up CTE, I understand the broader point he’s trying to make.

I’m not a lawyer, but I’d imagine the league could be worried about liability if a player gets the virus from a game.

By players signing waivers, it might provide some protections for those involved.


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I also think he’s correct when he says players would sign. If we believe the science as we’ve been told, then star athletes are at little risk.

Now, I’m not saying it’s okay if they get coronavirus, but NFL players aren’t in the demographic of people who need to be concerned.


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One way or another, we need our football back. It’s just that simple. We can’t sit out forever. People will lose their minds, and the players will lose millions of dollars.

I’m not sure what the NFL will do, but something has to be done. That much is for sure.