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Malik Jackson criticizes lack of safety/financial guarantee for NFL players

Malik Jackson criticizes lack of safety/financial guarantee for NFL players

NFL star Malik Jackson believes the NFL and the NFLPA have done very little to guarantee safety and financial security ahead of the 2020 regular season.

The Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle said no concrete guidelines have been outlined as players geared up for the upcoming training camp.

This, the 30-year-old said, was unacceptable as the training camp is set to start in less than three weeks.

“It is unacceptable and utterly disrespectful for the owners to have set a camp start date of July 28, 2020 with no safety/ financial guarantee agreed upon for us as players, the backbone of this industry,” Jackson ranted on Instagram.

“We (players) are sons, fathers & brothers wanting to protect our families during this unprecedented time. As Pro-Athletes we are willing and able juggle. Juggle the risk that our careers bring, the stress of the game on our minds and bodies and most important making sure we don’t neglect our families.

Now, you want us to weigh putting food on the table the best way we know how which we could potentially catching the killer virus and bring it home or starve.”

The DT added that the NFL and the NFLPA must find ways to ensure that everyone in the league is protected from the Coronavirus when the regular season begins.

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