By Sally Fahey
Malcolm Jenkins, now a New Orleans Saint, says the NFL is different from the NBA, which plans to resume its season in a bubble in Florida next month with all its players in quarantine.
“We have over 2,000 players, even more coaching and staff. We can’t do that,” Jenkins said, pointing out NFL players will be on a trust system where the hope is all players and staff follow proper social distancing guidelines.
“I have parents that I don’t want to get sick,” Jenkins said. “Until we get to the point where we have protocols in place, and until we get to a place as a country where we feel safe doing it, we have to understand that football is a nonessential business, and so we don’t need to do it. And so the risk has to be really eliminated before I would feel comfortable with going back.”
JUST NOW: "Football is a nonessential business and so we don't need to do it. So the risk, you know, has to be really eliminated before we — before I would feel comfortable with going back. "
— John Berman (@JohnBerman) June 25, 2020