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Monday Quickies: NFL Uncertainty Edition

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How will the NFL respond to it’s star players?

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Sunday morning was a rough one for the National Football League. In a sudden blitz, the game’s biggest stars took to Twitter with their frustrations on the lack of safety protocol the NFL has implemented ahead of this season’s training camp.

With the sport being a billion-dollar business, it almost has to happen this fall. But the players’ health and safety is of course a top priority in making that happen. So it’s fairly simple to understand their frustration and concern for the upcoming season that’s now just around the corner.

Training camp will begin on July 28th with the year’s first pre-season game tentatively scheduled for August 6th. Then, the NFL season hopes to begin their regular season by September 10th with Chiefs/Texans on Thursday Night Football.

It’s almost impossible to imagine a scenario where cases don’t arise after training camp begins, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be optimistic. The NFL is, again, a billion dollar business and will most certainly find a way to combat this virus with a potential vaccine as their hail-may.

It’s not a pretty sight to have the sport’s top players calling out the league office and commissioner on what will be “game day” come September, but players also have to use their power & platform to ensure their safety.

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Quickies

Players blitz NFL with tweets about safe return - ESPN

Roster Rundown: No. 31 Boogie Watson - Cats Illustrated

Boogie was one of the SEC’s top edge defenders last season.

Jon Rahm wins Memorial, moves to No. 1 - USA Today

BIG Sunday for the new world number one.

Raiders owner Mark Davis leaning toward holding games without fans - ESPN

“Poorest” NFL owner without home game revenue? Yikes.

Brooks Koepka still battling knee injury from last year - Yahoo! Sports

Could this become a long-term issue?

LeBron James rookie card goes for record $1.8M at auction - ESPN

But there’s so much more you can do for $1.8 million...

Cobb among NFL stars calling out league and commissioner - Kentucky Sports Radio

It wasn’t the best Sunday for the NFL’s PR team.