Jenkins: “Football is non-essential”

Published: Jun. 30, 2020 at 10:46 PM CDT
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The New Orleans Saints are set to report on July 27th for training camp, however everyone is not on board.

In an appearance on CNN as a contributor for the network, Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins said the risk of coronavirus needed to be “eliminated before he’s comfortable returning this season.”

Jenkins described football as a “non-essential business.” He also pointed out that the NBA and NFL are two different sports-”the NBA can actually quarantine all of their players or whoever is going to participate.”

“Until we get to the point where we have protocols in place and we can get to the place as a country where we feel safe doing it, we have to understand as a country that football is a non-essential business,” Jenkins said. “So the risk has to be really eliminated before I would feel comfortable going back.”

The league continues to plan for a full regular season, with most players reporting for training camp July 28th.

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