Montreal’s Duvernay-Tardiff opts out of 2020 NFL season

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Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, a guard for the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and a medical physician, is not going to be taking part in within the 2020 NFL season.

In an announcement launched Friday night on Twitter, Duvernay-Tardif wrote: “This is without doubt one of the most troublesome selections I’ve needed to make in my life however I’ve to observe my convictions … (and) formally choose out of the 2020 NFL season.

“Being on the frontline throughout this offseason has given me a special perspective on this pandemic and the stress it places on people and our healthcare system. I can not enable myself to doubtlessly transmit the virus in our communities merely to play the game that I really like. If I’m to take dangers, I’ll do it caring for my sufferers.”

Duvernay-Tardif gained the Tremendous Bowl with the Chiefs final season. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, he volunteered to work at a CHSLD within the Montérégie area.