And it’s going to happen no matter doesn’t like it. So declares NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
from the Blaze:
NFL declares 2020 Draft will go on as scheduled — and Commissioner Goodell makes it clear that he will not tolerate dissent: ‘Grounds for disciplinary action’
Do not question the commish
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the decision Thursday night.
And for anyone connected to the league who might have concerns about holding such a major event when the country is social distancing and entire states are under stay-at-home orders, Goodell has a message: Shut up, or risk punishment.
What is the league doing?
In a memo to teams Thursday, Goodell declared that the NFL Draft set for April 23-25 will go on as scheduled.
A copy of the memo, tweeted out by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, said that, even though the global pandemic has shuttered pretty much the entire sports world, the NFL Management Council Executive Committee was “unanimous and unequivocal that the Draft should go forward as scheduled.”
Goodell said he received “widespread support” for the decision after he “personally discussed the matter with many other owners, clubs executives and coaches.” He continued:
Everyone recognizes that public health conditions are highly uncertain and there is no assurance that we can select a different date and be confident that conditions will be significantly more favorable than they are today. I also believe that the Draft can serve a very positive purpose for our clubs, our fans, and the country at large, and many of you have agreed.