NFL teams will forfeit games if COVID-19 outbreak occurs from unvaccinated players


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NFL is trying to get through the season with limited interruption (Kirby Lee - USA Today Sports)
NFL is trying to get through the season with limited interruption (Kirby Lee - USA Today Sports)

Some massive news being reported on Thursday about the upcoming NFL season.

A memo was sent out to all the NFL teams that if a game can not be rescheduled because of a COVID-19 outbreak because of an unvaccinated player, then the team with the outbreak will forfeit and be credited with the loss.

"If a game is cancelled/postponed because a club cannot play due to a Covid spike among or resulting from its non-vaccinated players/staff, then the burden of the cancellation or delay will fall on the club experiencing the Covid infection," the memo states. "We will seek to minimize the burden on the opposing club or clubs. If a club cannot play due to a Covid spike in vaccinated individuals, we will attempt to minimize the competitive and economic burden on both participating teams."

NFL is not planning to add another week to the schedule to reschedule games.

"We do not anticipate adding a '19th week' to accommodate games that cannot be rescheduled within the current 18 weeks of the regular season."

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