Meanwhile, coronavirus cases reported in Florida have been on the rise, impacting even the Tampa Bay organization and forcing the NFL Players Association to advise against these group trainings, in effort to try and stop the spread of COVID-19.
Well, the NFL’s chief medical officer, Dr. Allen Sills, on Thursday was asked about the six-time Super Bowl champion holding workouts. And he expressed support for the union’s current position.
“The NFL and NFLPA are in the same place,” Sills told reporters, via NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Sills, according to Rapoport, stressed the importance of “risk reduction and mitigating risk,” saying “players are going to share the same risk but also the same responsibility to each other.”
Asked specifically about Tom Brady hosting players-only #Bucs workouts, Dr. Sills said, “The NFL and NFLPA are in the same place.” It’s about “risk reduction and mitigating risk. Players are going to share the same risk but also the same responsibility to each other."
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 25, 2020
Well, if Brady’s Instagram stories are any indication, it doesn’t look like he’s afraid.
Another quote on Instagram from Tom Brady, again practicing with Bucs teammates in Tampa today after NFLPA medical director recommended players not to practice in groups: pic.twitter.com/2wqVT7hN8c
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) June 25, 2020