The 2020 NFL Draft will occur as scheduled from April 23-25, commissioner Roger Goodell informed teams in a memo Thursday.
Goodell stated the Commissioner’s Executive Committee, which met previously in the day, was consentaneous in not rescheduling the draft since of the continuous coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.
“Everyone recognizes that public health conditions are highly uncertain and there is no assurance that we can select a different date and be confident that conditions will be significantly more favorable than they are today,” Goodell composed in the memo, as reported byNFL com.
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The league had actually currently canceled public occasions around the draft, which was to be kept in Las Vegas, the brand-new home of the Raiders. Teams will now draft from another location.
“All clubs should now be doing the necessary planning to conduct Draft operations in a location outside of your facility, with a limited number of people present, and with sufficient technology resources to allow you to communicate internally, with other clubs, and with Draft headquarters,” Goodell composed.
The league reached a comparable conclusion in mid-March when it chose to start the 2020 league year on time. Free representatives were enabled to work out with teams and concur to agreements, topic to physical examinations. The deals provided the NFL a monopoly on media protection while all the other U.S. expert leagues stayed on hiatus since of the coronavirus emergency situation.