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July 6, 2020

Report: NFL Considers Requiring Fans to Sign COVID-19 Liability Waivers to Attend Games

As COVID-19 cases spike among pro and college athletes nationwide, the NFL is considering making fans who attend games this season sign liability waivers protecting teams from coronavirus-related lawsuits, according to Daniel Kaplan of The Athletic. The proposal is likely to be sent to teams next week, along with an array of other best practices for re-opening stadiums during the pandemic. An anonymous source familiar with the league's plans told Kaplan the forms would likely be electronic. How ironclad the waivers would be in protecting teams from potential legal action is up for debate. Attorney Bob Hilliard, who's sued MLB on behalf of fans hit by foul balls and spoke to Kaplan on the matter, questions how ironclad the waivers would end up being in court. “Strange things about waivers…they…

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