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By Jeremy Cluff | Arizona Republic
In a memo issued to teams Thursday, the NFL said if a game is unable to be rescheduled during the 18-week regular-season window due to a COVID-19 outbreak among unvaccinated players, the team experiencing the outbreak will be forced to forfeit the game.
That team also would be responsible for covering lost revenue from that game.
Meanwhile, neither team’s players would receive their weekly game checks.
The news did not sit well with some NFL players, including the Arizona Cardinals’ DeAndre Hopkins.
Hopkins tweeted, then deleted the following post on Thursday:
“Never thought I would say this, But being put in a position to hurt my team because I don’t want to partake in the vaccine is making me question my future in the @Nfl”