NFLPA wants safety answers ahead of training camp

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The very nature of the sport tells you that playing football during a pandemic would be playing with a virulent fire that rages in too many hot spots that seem to grow hotter by the day.

The economics are a matter of contention between management and the union because it is always about the money at some point — just ask MLB.

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But for the NFL, this is more about safety than it is for any of the other professional sports leagues.

It is our collision sport — the only one that features blocking and tackling and repeated huddling — and with training camps scheduled to open on July 28 for all 32 teams, the hit has hit the fan, and it appears possible that a delay of game may now be necessary.

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This is unlike the MLB brouhaha where the safety of the players fell in line quickly after the unsavory economic tug-of-war resulted in a 60-game season.

This is safety first.

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