NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Monday that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the stay-at-home orders for all 32 home communities, the 2020 NFL Draft will be conducted virtually from the homes of club personnel.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell just informed clubs in a memo that club facilities will remain closed indefinitely and the league will conduct a “fully virtual” draft, with club personnel separately located in their homes. pic.twitter.com/28t2kNnLAI
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 6, 2020
With club personnel unable to access NFL facilities for the foreseeable future, Goodell cited the “fundamental equity principle that all clubs operate in a fair way” among the reasons why the decision was made, in addition to ensuring the safety of NFL personnel.
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