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Canada’s Duvernay-Tardif first NFLer to opt out of 2020
Coronavirus, COVID-19, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL

Canada’s Duvernay-Tardif first NFLer to opt out of 2020

Chiefs  guard ‘must follow’ his convictions Canadian NFL player Laurent Duvernay-Tardif on Friday night announced on social media he won’t play this year.The starting right guard on the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs thus became the first NFL player to opt out of the 2020 season because of an expressed concern over COVID-19.Duvernay-Tardif, 29, is in his seventh year in the NFL. A native of the Montreal suburb of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, two years ago he became the first active NFL player since 1955 to earn a medical degree.From April until the end of June this year, Duvernay-Tardif worked as an orderly at a long-term health-care facility in the Montreal area.“This is one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make in my life, but I must follow my convictions and do wha...