NFL Teams With Unvax’d Players To Forfeit Games, Incur Financial Liability During Outbreaks

The NFL has notified clubs that if there’s a COVID outbreak among unvaccinated players, teams who can’t reschedule during the 18-week season will forfeit the match, be credited with a loss, and potentially incur financial liability and discipline from the commissioner.

According to the NFL Network‘s Tom Pelissero, the league intends to play its entire 272-game schedule over 18 weeks, and ‘does not anticipate adding a ’19th week’ to accommodate games that cannot be rescheduled within the current 18 weeks of the regular season.”