In the NFL, the stars continue to go off the peg because of the danger of corona. Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl champion Damien Williams is also exercising his right to miss the season that begins on September 10th. His team announced this in a short statement without giving specific reasons.
The 28-year-old running back played a key role in the Super Bowl triumph of the Chiefs, who now have to replace the second key player. Guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif had signed off before Williams. In the corona crisis, the Canadian wants to continue working as a doctor in his “part-time job”.
In view of the pandemic, the professionals can make use of the “opt-out option”. This is a clause agreed between the NFL and the player union NFLPA, on the basis of which a contract can be suspended. The players forego a large part of their salary and only receive a salary of 150,000 dollars (128,700 euros).
Bloodletting is particularly great among the New England Patriots, who have to do without half a dozen players. Among other things, defensive star Dont’a will suspend Hightower.