NFL prohibits in-person interviews with players before draft


The 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.

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The NFL announced Friday main improvements with the way it conducts its pre-draft interviews with prospective players in gentle of the coronavirus outbreak.

In a memo attained by CNBC, the league explained that based on the guidance of its professional medical specialists, pre-draft interviews must be performed by means of telephone or movie conference, efficient just after these days till even further observe. The memo also prohibits players from touring to club amenities or other areas to meet up with with crew executives. In addition, club personnel are informed not to journey to any site, which includes a faculty campus, to take a look at with a draft-qualified participant. 

“We have not taken this move lightly but think that it is most constant with protecting the wellness of our club personnel, draft eligible gamers, and the community. It also has the ancillary gain of ensuring aggressive equity,” the memo states. 

Golf equipment are advised they can program no far more than a few phone or video conferences with an person draft-qualified participant per 7 days and phone calls can not last longer than an hour. 

The memo claims that any personnel who violates these restrictions will be issue to league self-control. 

Even with several sports activities cancellations because of to COVID-19, the NFL is continue to scheduling on holding the Draft commencing April 23rd in Las Vegas, but will monitor the scenario and make changes to the event as needed.



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