NFL: Teams May Forfeit Games Over COVID Outbreaks

The Bleacher Report reports:

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to the league’s 32 teams Thursday stating an inability to field a competitive roster for a scheduled game during the 2021 season because of a COVID-19 outbreak among unvaccinated players or staff members will be deemed “conduct detrimental” to the NFL.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network provided a copy of the memo, which notes the league isn’t planning to add a 19th week to its regular-season schedule, so any team unable to complete 17 games within the allotted time period because of an internal COVID-19 outbreak will be “credited with a loss.”

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