Danny Trevathan: “Let’s not forget about corona, bro”

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For the last week and a half, the national conversation has been about social justice, and rightly so.

But as players consider their eventual return to work conditions, they also know that the country’s COVID-19 outbreak will be a big factor for them.

Via J.J. Stankevitz of NBCSportsChicago.com, Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan said that from a strictly workplace perspective, the threat of a communicable disease weighs heavier on his mind.

“I’m more worried about corona than I’m worried about that in football,” Trevathan said. “I’m not worried about, I mean it still exists in the world so let’s not forget about corona, bro. You know, I might go to camp and somebody might have that and I might not be able to play no more.”

The entire offseason has been disrupted by the outbreak, as OTAs and minicamps were shelved while team facilities were closed. Coaches are only getting back to work in the office today, and players aren’t expected until training camp.

And when that happens, the concern about an outbreak is real for players.

“It is scary,” defensive tackle Akiem Hicks said. “It’s scary to think that most of my job is physical contact with other players. And so boy, I don’t know. I don’t know. I want to be safe and I’m sure they’re going to do their best to make sure we’re in the best possible situation in order to be able to play this game and do it, right? But it’s scary. That’s how I feel.”

The NFL has the benefit of seeing the plans of other sports as they prepare to come back, but when you bring 90 football players along with all the coaches and support staff together for camp, it’s inevitable there will be positive tests.

7 responses to “Danny Trevathan: “Let’s not forget about corona, bro”

  1. He’s right, this is why it’s irresponsible to open things up now. You’ve already seen what will happen when Alabama started some form of workouts, immediately several players test positive and continued to practice or work out and spread it to others. Football and sports are not high priority right now.

  2. heydouglass says:
    June 5, 2020 at 8:55 am
    He’s right, this is why it’s irresponsible to open things up now. You’ve already seen what will happen when Alabama started some form of workouts, immediately several players test positive and continued to practice or work out and spread it to others. Football and sports are not high priority right now.

    What Alabama failed to do is wait for the results of the test before moving forward with the practice.

  3. Danny Trevathan: “I’m more worried about corona than I’m worried about [racism] in football.”

    Vic Fangio: “I don’t see racism at all in the NFL.”

    Pretty similar sentiments.

  4. True enough about how Alabama handled that but the point is, the virus is still very easily spread. Until we have a vaccine or some surefire way to treat people who become ill from this, we should be eliminating unnecessary contact. Unfortunately, that includes sports right now.

  5. I’ll trade places right now with any NFL player and play every game for half the pay even with corona. Pretty sure most would.

  6. “steaksandwichandsteaksandwich says:
    June 5, 2020 at 11:09 am
    Danny Trevathan: “I’m more worried about corona than I’m worried about [racism] in football.”

    Vic Fangio: “I don’t see racism at all in the NFL.”

    Pretty similar sentiments.”

    Trevathan said he’s more worried about corona than racism, not that there’s no racism whatsoever. Not exactly similar sentiments.

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