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NFL players could face fines for breaking off-field restrictions negotiated by NFLPA

In order to maintain a safer locker room environment, players have agreed to limit their outside contact during the season.

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Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk has reported NFL players will be restricted in their outside contact during the NFL season. According to Florio, players could face fines for violating contact protocols beyond the scope of football.

With many of the same restrictions being in place in NFL cities across the country, players have agreed to limit their contact during the season in order to help limit exposing themselves and their teammates as much as possible.

Not only could players face fines, if it is determined they violated the agreement and test positive for COVID-19, their game checks and future salary considerations could be voided.

Policing these restrictions will be an interesting procedure for the NFL. Many players in the NFL have already been encouraged to limit or delete their social media. But rather than worry about being caught for not following the restrictions they agreed on in order to play in the NFL, perhaps players greater concern should be following said restrictions.

It will be interesting to see if players cite these restrictions as a reason for any of them to opt out of the 2020 season. Hopefully it will not be a cause for concern. If players are overly concerned for the safety of themselves and their families, these extra activities should be something they avoid regardless.