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In a major escalation of pressure on NFL teams to vaccinate as many players as possible before the start of this fall's season, the NFL says that teams will forfeit, and be slapped with a loss, if a game is cancelled because of a COVID-19 outbreak among their unvaccinated players — and neither team's players will be paid.
The new policy, which could potentially affect playoff seedings, was communicated in a 10-page memo to the league's 32 teams that was first reported by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
originally posted by: REDMORGAN
If any team cannot play for any reason, isn't that a forfeit and a loss?
Not that I care. I forbade that garbage in my house a couple years ago. Kap was the last straw for me.
originally posted by: nonspecific
It clearly states in the link that this applies only to outbreaks in unvaccinated team members and then goes on to explain the reasons why.
Teams with outbreaks among unvaccinated players will be at risk of fines. The league will only cover testing costs up to a point, after which clubs are responsible. Outbreaks among vaccinated players or personnel will be treated less harshly.