NFL Players can lose pay if they contract COVID-19, through High Risk Activities
NFL players are receiving a reminder, do not engage in activities where you can be at higher risk of contracting the coronavirus. If they do, they can face discipline and lose their pay.
ESPN says a memo was sent to players’ agents by the Players’ Association, saying players who are diagnosed with COVID-19, through “high-risk” activity away from team facilities can face punishment. The memo outlines several rules regarding player contracts, opt-out provisions and the contractual consequences of a canceled season. Players were told weeks ago by the NFLPA leadership they could face discipline, including fines, if they contract COVID-19 through careless activities away from the facility. The team could end up placing the player on the non-football injury list, which would allow the team the option of not paying him. Some of the high risk activities defined by the NFL are, going an indoor nightclub or bar, an indoor house party or entertainments, all with more than 15 people at the location.