By Walter Baker
Among the players who tweeted were Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who wrote that he is concerned and pointed to his pregnant wife as the main reason.
“I am concerned. My wife is pregnant. @NFL Training camp is about to start. And there’s still No Clear Plan on Player Health & Family Safety. We want to play football but we also want to protect our loved ones. #WeWantToPlay,” he wrote.
The New Orleans Saints’ Michael Thomas urged NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to follow the example of NBA commissioner Adam Silver in bringing football back safely.
“If Adam Silver can respect the voices and protect his NBA players why can’t @nflcommish do the same? Listen to your players,” Thomas tweeted.
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— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 19, 2020