The NFL has created many rules and protocols for the pandemic. Some make sense. Some don’t.
Here’s one that isn’t, as applied to Kenny Albert of FOX: Anyone coming from a foreign country should be quarantined for two weeks.
Andrew Marchand from New York Post reports that the NFL will not allow Albert to call Sunday’s Bears-Lions game, because Albert worked in Edmonton, calling the NHL playoffs for NBC.
Instead of Albert, 52, FOX tasked Dick Stockton, 77, to travel to Detroit for the game.
The rule makes sense in theory, but not in application for Albert. He went to Canada, where the virus is much better controlled than in the United States. Albert also undergoes several weekly tests for COVID-19.
Unless the rules change, Albert will not be able to work in NFL games until he is able to return to the United States for two weeks of quarantine.