Richard Sherman, other NFL players note league’s hypocrisy with latest coronavirus protocols

first_imgThe NFL is putting a stop to the swap for 2020.According to multiple reports, the NFL is attempting to limit unnecessary interaction between players, personnel and media should games get underway this fall. Among those policies, the NFL is going to outlaw postgame conversations among players and won’t allow for jersey exchanges, something that’s grown increasingly popular in recent years.  It’s a pretty nonsensical thing to do, considering that players are spitting, breathing, hitting, tackling, contacting and are generally within six feet of each other for a three-hour game. While not every player will interact with every other player of the opposition’s 53-man roster, with the way COVID-19 can spread, it seems like another wonky, not-common-sense half-measure from the league.While the banning of jersey swaps is supposedly endorsed by the NFLPA, San Francisco DB Richard Sherman led the way with criticism of the NFL’s latest COVID-19 policy:This is a perfect example of NFL thinking in a nutshell. Players can go engage in a full contact game and do it safely. However, it is deemed unsafe for them to exchange jerseys after said game. 😂🤣😂— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) July 9, 2020Other NFL players and personalities also noted the league’s hypocrisy.This has to be a joke…— Randall Cobb (@rcobb18) July 9, 2020thats DAMN SILLY bro.. 🤦🏾‍♂️— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) July 9, 2020So we can hit eachother ALL game but can’t shake hands after? 😂— Darron Lee (@DLeeMG8) July 9, 2020No postgame interactions after sweating and spitting on each other for three hours. 👌— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) July 9, 2020So we can tackle each other for 60min but can’t exchange jersey that takes 2 mins😂😂😂— Darius Slay (@bigplay24slay) July 9, 2020this is like when teachers would enforce NO GRINDING at high school dances like kids weren’t going to after parties— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) July 9, 2020 NFL teams will be forbidden from postgame interactions within 6 feet of each other and jersey exchanges between players will be prohibited during the 2020 season, sources say.Another way the NFL will look different in the COVID-19 world.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 9, 2020The idea is that the NFL is attempting to limit interaction before and after the game to limit the potential for coronavirus transmission among players. (Hopefully this means disallowing postgame handshakes between the coaches, as well.) Yeah, about that…last_img

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