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NFL Draft to proceed on April 23-25 with modified plans


The NFL has announced that the 2020 Draft will still take place on April 23-25, but will no longer happen live in Las Vegas, Nev.

Due to concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and the guidance from the CDC surrounding large gatherings, the NFL acted in coordination with public authorities in Nevada and the City of Las Vegas to express an abundance of caution.

According to a release, the league is looking at "innovative options for how the process will be conducted," but maintains that it will still be televised.

"This decision reflects our foremost priority – the health and safety of all fans and citizens," said Commissioner Roger Goodell in the release. "While this outcome is disappointing both to the NFL and to the Las Vegas community, we look forward to partnering with the Raiders, the City of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for a future NFL Draft as well as evaluating opportunities for other major NFL events in Las Vegas in the future, including the Super Bowl."

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