NFL games to continue despite Covid-19 outbreak

    Stephon Gilmore of the New England Patriots warmed up before a game against Kansas City on Monday.Credit...Jeff Roberson/Associated Press

    Following a series of Covid-19 outbreaks that began with the Tennessee Titans, the National Football League is cracking down on violations of its virus safety protocols. The league is threatening fines and lost draft picks if violations continue to occur, CNBC’s Jabari Young reports.

    The protocols are necessary to protect the league’s bottom line — if the season is ended due to the virus, players could lose roughly $3 billion in salary.

    Following a conference call with players on Wednesday, sources told CNBC some NFL Players Association members took accountability for the violations as players look to better police themselves. 



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