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Complete List of NFL Players Opting Out of 2020 Season

Much like the MLB and NBA, the NFL has agreed to allow players to opt out of the 2020 season for health and safety reasons.

In the collectively bargained agreement between the NFL and NFLPA, players who are considered “high risk” for COVID-19 can earn $350,000 and an accrued NFL season if they choose to opt out. Those who are not deemed “high risk” can earn $150,000 for opting out.

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Man dies after taking drug promoted by Trump to treat COVID-19

A Phoenix, Arizona man has died and his wife is in critical condition after the couple took chloroquine phosphate after they heard President Donald Trump say the drug could be effective at treating the coronavirus.

Banner Health confirmed the man’s death and the wife’s critical treatment in a statement, in which they warned others against taking the drug to self-medicate from the disease, or as an attempt to try and prevent contracting the virus. During his daily White House briefings and in subsequent tweets, President Trump has promoted chloroquine as a possible “game-changer” for treating Covid-19, while health officials warn it is too premature to draw any connection to the drug’s effectiveness in treating the coronavirus.

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NBA Star Zion Williamson pays salaries of employees during league hiatus

With the continuing spread of the coronavirus, it has continued to impact people around the world both physically and financially, but many others have stepped up to help those in need.

New Orleans Pelicans rookie forward Zion Williamson announced that he will pay the salaries of all the employees at the Smoothie King Center.

Smoothie King Center is the home arena of his NBA team, this following the suspension of the NBA season for 30 days.

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NFL set to experiment with alternative to onside kick at Pro Bowl

The NFL announced Tuesday it will be testing two rule changes at the Pro Bowl on Sunday, including the experimentation of an alternative to an onside kick. 

The announcement comes on the heels of league owners rejecting the alternative idea last year. The experiment, however, indicates the NFL still is considering what has been drawn up as a fourth-and-15 type of alternative opportunity for teams. 

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