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Updated April 6, 4:42 PM  CT


Trump meets with sports commissioners



April 4, 2020

Trump conferences with sports commissioners, believes NFL season should start on time

    President Trump held a conference call with commissioners from multiple North American sports leagues Saturday to discuss their responses to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The president said he believes the NFL schedule should start on time in September, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Included in the call were:

 Adam Silver (NBA)

Cathy Engelbert (WNBA)

Rob Manfred (MLB)

Roger Goodell (NFL)

Gary Bettman (NHL)

Don Garber (MLS)

Jay Monahan (PGA Tour)

Dana White (UFC)

Vince McMahon (WWE)

and representatives from IndyCar, NASCAR, LPGA, and Breeders Cup.

The White House released a statement following the meeting, according to Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports:

"Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke by telephone with commissioners of major league sports to discuss the all-of-America response to COVID-19. The President recognized the good work being done by many teams and players to care for their communities, workforces, and fan bases across the Nation.

"The commissioners thanked President Trump for his national leadership and for his interest in the sports industry. President Trump encouraged them to continue to support their fellow Americans during this challenging time."

 The NFL is currently in the offseason and has no plans as of yet to change its 2020 schedule

The draft is scheduled to begin April 23rd from Las Vegas, in a virtual format.



Ran DeBord - All Access Sporting News

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Attributes: AASNSports; NFLCommunications; ESPN

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