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NFL Issues Memo Stating That A Cancellation Of A Game Due To Non-Vaccinated Outbreak Will Result In Forfeiture

As training camps open, the NFL is continuing to crystalize their position: you are free to choose whether or not to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, but doing so will come to you at a disadvantage; and your team as well.

The league issued a memo earlier today which made it clear that teams may be subject to forfeiture of games this season if a game must be postponed due to an outbreak among unvaccinated players if it cannot be rescheduled within an 18-game schedule. This is unlikely to come up, but it’s another way of incentivizing as many people in the league as possible to get vaccinated.