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Patriots’ Patrick Chung Opens Up About Opt-Out, Bill Belichick’s Reaction

One day after opting out of the 2020 NFL season due to COVID-19 concerns, Patrick Chung appeared on “CBS This Morning” to explain his reasoning.

“Of course, it’s a tough decision,” the New England Patriots safety said Wednesday morning. “You want to play football. I’m in the latter end of my career, so I wanted to play football. But when it comes down to it, I feel that money is not that important.

“I have a girlfriend that’s pregnant, a baby girl coming soon, my son has a little asthma, my dad is 75 years old. I just felt like this was the best decision for my family to keep everyone safe.