According to Albert Breer of The MMQB, the exec called Goodell’s warning about publicly criticizing the draft amid the coronavirus pandemic “ridiculous and embarrassing.”
The memo not only stated that the draft will move on as scheduled on April 23-25, but it also stated that “public discussion of issues relating to the draft serves no useful purpose and is grounds for disciplinary action.”
It was ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Dianna Russini that reported earlier this week that the general manager subcommittee recommended that the draft be pushed back.
Many GM’s are concerned over the fact that some teams will have a competitive advantage since they may be allowed to use their team facilities while others can’t because multiple states are currently under lockdown.
The NFL has yet to announce how the draft will be presented, but it will still be televised.
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