Chiefs’ Laurent Duvernay-Tardif says he’s opting out of 2020 NFL season
KANSAS CITY, Mo.
Kansas City Chiefs starting right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif announced on Twitter Friday that he is opting out of the 2020 NFL Season.
“This is one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make in my life but I must follow my convictions and do what I believe is right for me personally. That is why I have decided to take the Opt Out Option negotiated by the League and the NFLPA and officially opt out of the 2020 NFL season,” Duvernay-Tardif said in the tweet.
He said that being at the front line of the COVID-19 crisis in the offseason gave him a different perspective on the pandemic. Duvernay-Tardif graduated from medical school.
He said that while he knows the Chiefs’ medical staff have put together a strong plan to minimize the health risks associated with COVID-19, some risks will remain.
“I want to thank everyone in the Kansas City Chiefs organization for their support and understanding,” Duvernay-Tardif said.
He was scheduled to make $2.75 million this season and instead will receive $150,000 from the NFL’s opt-out deal.
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.
She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with her husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescues.