Philadelphia Eagles’ cornerback Darius Slay admitted on Wednesday that he wasn’t supportive of the NFL’s decision to play football in 2020 in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. As a matter of fact, Slay believed that the league should have pulled the plug on the entire season.
Slay shared his views on the matter when he was asked by reporters to give a comment on the increasing number of positive COVID-19 tests around the NFL.
“My true opinion, I felt like we shouldn’t have even had one because of what was going on. It’s a difficult time,” said Slay on Wednesday.
Slay later explained that he eventually came to terms with the league’s decision, and that he is now comfortable with playing amid the health crisis.
“We shouldn’t have had [a season],” he added. “But it is what it is. We go to work and get it done. If there’s a way that we can play, I’m going to play.”
After enjoying a successful couple of weeks without any real concerns, NFL recently faced with its first big challenge. In the past two weeks, a number of Tennessee Titans’ players and staff members tested positive for coronavirus causing the postponement of team’s Week 4 game against Pittsburgh Steelers.
This already caused problems for NFL’s schedule, which could increase following this week as it remains unclear whether Titans will be able to play on Sunday against Buffalo Bills.
Several other teams’ saw players get infected with COVID-19, but unlike with the Titans, those were isolated incidents.