Public NFL Draft Events Canceled Because Of COVID-19

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By Tiffany Williams –

COVID-19 over the past week has been crippling the sports industry. The latest impact it has had, is on the NFL draft in Las Vegas.

The NFL has announced about an hour ago that “Public NFL Draft events in Las Vegas next month will not take place.”

In email statement from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, he says “The clubs’ selection of players will proceed as scheduled April 23-25. The NFL is exploring innovative options for how the process will be conducted and will provide that information as it becomes available. The selection process will be televised.”

The Commissioner goes on in his statement to say “While this outcome is disappointing both to the NFL and to the Las Vegas community, we look forward to partnering with the Raiders, the City of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for a future NFL Draft as well as evaluating opportunities for other major NFL events in Las Vegas in the future, including the Super Bowl.”

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