BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s official: the NFL preseason has been canceled due to the coronavirus.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement in a letter to fans Monday, the same day a Baltimore Orioles/Miami Marlins baseball game was canceled after multiple members of the Marlins tested positive for COVID-19.
In the letter, he wrote that “adaptability and flexibility will be needed for the foreseeable future” due to COVID-19.
My letter to NFL fans: https://t.co/5gE9WjuGqZ
— Roger Goodell (@nflcommish) July 27, 2020
“While this year will forever be defined by a heartbreaking global pandemic and a transformative social justice movement, I am reminded of the tenacious, resilient spirit of our country, the NFL community, and you, the greatest fans in the world. Thank you for your continued support,” he wrote.
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Earlier this month, it appeared as if the preseason had been cut in half from four games to two.