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Eagles cornerback Darius Slay was asked about the recent outbreak of positive tests around the league, and his answer has turned some heads. Slay claimed that the NFL “should have never played.” Players and fans reacted strongly to early outbreaks in baseball, but they shouldn’t react too strongly with football yet.
#Eagles CB Darius Slay on the NFL’s decision to have a season amid a pandemic: “We shouldn’t have played.”— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) October 7, 2020
Some players are waiting around hoping the league falls on its face for playing, but the young guys aren’t. Darius Slay currently sits on a contract that guarantees him over $26 million, so he has no urgency to play. Like the rest of normal Americans, the young players need their workplace operational so that they can make a living.
As news of more positive tests come forward, we’ll probably see more established athletes speaking out against the league’s attempt to play, but they aren’t the ones the league should consult. Data shows that the NFL’s return has been well planned and that the positive tests are simply trial and error. Though Major League Baseball fell down early, their positive tests improved protocols for a seamless strategy going forward.
Expect the NFL to make their adjustments. With the money that’s on the line, they’ll figure something out.
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I honestly believe the guys with the huge contracts across all sports who wanted seasons canceled, or the ability to opt out preferred an extended vacation. What’s their motivation?
Completely agree regarding younger players, especially in college and in developmental leagues like minor league baseball and NBA’s (G league? Honestly don’t know).
Professional athletes in the prime of their careers have nothing to be afraid of. There is more danger in hooking up with a random.
Randoms are probably what gave the players Covid anyways.
Wouldn’t have anything to do with the Eagles record?
Ding, ding, ding……….
We have a winner!
makes me wish he’d never played at mississippi state, punk ass corona-bro
Shots fired! 🚨
If I could sit on my butt and get $26,000,000 and avoid any risk of injury I’d be tempted to do just that.
Positive tests and tracing is a road to nowhere.
It’s all to align with the media and Karens
Oh so its DR Slay now just stfu and play ya big sissy
99% survival rate. Man up PUSSY!
Don’t forget the .99.
He’s just mad because the Eagles are garbage just like everybody else in the NFC East. They’ll get instantly bounced in the playoffs. What a typical LCD jock chode.
There’s nothing keeping Darius from joining Coprophagic Joe in his basement and helping him clean out his Depends….
Have any nfl players or any professional athletes died from this thing? I’m always amazed at how these big athletic dudes are so beta in their thinking.