NFL Players Opting Out Including Six Patriots, Former Oregon Duck Patrick Chung Included
According to reports Tuesday morning, former Oregon Ducks star and current Patriots safety Patrick Chung has voluntarily opted-out of the 2020 season.
Patriots safety Patrick Chung tells me that he plans to opt out of the 2020 season. He is the sixth Patriots player to do so.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) July 28, 2020
The opt out used by Chung was part of an agreement reached between the league and the NFLPA, which allows players to opt out of the 2020 season amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Depending on if they are considered high or low-risk, NFL players who choose to voluntarily opt out of the season will receive either a $350,000 or $150,000 salary advance.
32-year-old Chung reportedly pulled out of the season in 2020 because of his newborn child (his second), amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
ESPN’s Louis Riddick gave his take on the situation:
“For the players who don’t want to make the necessary sacrifices in order to protect their teammates, just opt out. Just get going. Go to the night club, do whatever you want to do, but don’t put everyone else at risk.”@LRiddickESPN NFL players to take the pandemic seriously. pic.twitter.com/sdh8q9RhGx
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) July 28, 2020
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