“I can’t promise you you’re not going to get infected,” Anthony Lynn told his players at the top of the program. “I got infected.”
The revelation was met with looks of surprise from the players.
HBO debuted the new season Tuesday, including behind-the-scenes looks at how the Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams are handling coronavirus protocols with players and staff.
College football has been affected as well.
Standout University of Miami Hurricanes’ defensive end Greg Rousseau announced last week he was opting out of the 2020 season and heading into the 2021 draft.
“This was a very difficult decision for me as I love playing football at the University of Miami. However, in light of the uncertainty surrounding this pandemic, my family and I have decided this course of action is what’s best for our well being,” Rousseau said in a tweet. “My mother is a nurse on the front lines and has first hand witnessed the horrors of this terrible pandemic and I want to ease their concerns.”
Purdue wide receiver Rondale Moore has opted out as well.
“Given the unprecedented circumstances we are currently living in, the best choice for my family and I is to opt out of the upcoming season and prepare for the upcoming season and prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft,” Moore said in a statement.