Over the better part of nearly half a year, the COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the world. The United States is one of the worst-affected countries, but it it trying to reopen everything. Case in point, NASCAR has begun its season long ago, and the 2020 NFL season is set to commence soon. However, in the buildup to the new season, several players have had reservations. Among them is Dallas Cowboys player DeMarcus Lawrence, who called out the NFL.
However, he is not the only one, as several players, like Donovan Smith have taken up a similar stance. Even the likes of Russell Wilson is scared of the virus, but the NFL seems confident that they are on top of the situation.
I SECOND THIS! How has the @NFL had this long to prep but still have NO real plan in place? We are less than 10 days before we are REQUIRED to report! I refuse to put my pregnant wife/family at risk w/o understanding exactly what the plan for our safety & well being will be. https://t.co/bepNjRiml0
— DeMarcus Lawrence (@TankLawrence) July 19, 2020
DeMarcus Lawrence is convinced that the NFL is under-prepared
The common complaint is that the sport does not have an adequate plan in place to tackle the season and ensure safety. In just under two weeks’ time, every NFL player and team will have to head for training camps and prepare for the new season.
For the moment, no player is planning to pull out of any of the training camps. However, they are trying to weigh up their options and DeMarcus Lawrence is one of them.
Speaking to ESPN’s Todd Archer, he said, “I’m taking it one time at a time, talking with my team and trying to figure out as many details as possible before I make a decision and have it set in stone. Shoot, I love to ride with my brothers and play the game of football. When I have to take that away from myself, it’s hard and I don’t want to make a decision like that. But I also have to make sure I’m taking care of my family. Family is No. 1. After the game of football is done, that’s the only thing I have to depend on, so I’ve got to take care of them.”