OBJ says cancel season to NFL owners. Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. doesn’t believe the 2020 NFL Season should be played amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Beckham said he feels the season is only being held for financial reasons and that the league’s owners don’t see the players as human.
“Obviously with everything that’s going on. It doesn’t make sense why we’re trying to do this,” Beckham said. I can understand basketball was already in the playoffs. Five-on-five basketball in an arena is going to be more intense. Than regular-season games. Hooping is different than playing an eleven-on-eleven contact sport. Where there’s 80 people in a locker room.
“We’re not ready for football season. So why are we trying to push forward? It’s obviously for their money. And that bothers me because there’s always been this—and I hate saying it like that—but the owners’ [attitude is], ‘Oh we own you guys,’ and just kind of that unfairness going on that they don’t see us as human. I just feel like the season shouldn’t happen and I’m prepared for it to not happen and I wouldn’t mind not having it.”
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Despite his comments, Beckham Jr. is not expected to opt-out of the upcoming season. Which is something several players with concerns about playing during the pandemic have done. What will happen?
Even though the NFL season is still scheduled to go ahead. There are a lot of concerns that the league won’t finish the season.
Unlike the NBA and NHL, which managed to resume their regular season using a bubble system to protect their players and employees, the NFL has no plans on using a bubble system. Does OBJ says cancel season bare weight?
Major League Baseball, which started its season without a bubble system in place, has already seen a rash of players and team members test positive for the coronavirus, which has resulted in games being postponed.