A coalition of NFL, NBA, and MLB players collected 1,400 signatures in support of the police reform bill in the United States.
Amid protests over the death of African-American George Floyd, a bill was introduced in the us Congress that considers the possibility of holding police officers accountable for any misconduct.
Among those who expressed support for the initiative were NFL players Tom Brady, Carson Wentz, Dak Prescott, baseball players Alex Bregman and C. C. Sabathia, as well as current NBA coaches Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich.
NFL quarterback drew Brees, who was previously criticized for speaking out about the protest gesture of getting down on one knee during the us national anthem, also supported the reform.
The US will allow foreign athletes to enter the country to resume competition
The us Department of homeland security said that a number of professional athletes will be able to enter the country on an exceptional basis, despite the current presidential ban.
In a statement, the Ministry said that foreign baseball players, basketball players, golfers, hockey players, tennis players, as well as their families and staff will be allowed to enter the United States. President Donald trump has called on sports executives to resume competitions.
“Professional sports tournaments are invigorating for the economy, as well as evoking feelings of pride and national unity,” the new York Times quoted acting Secretary of homeland security Chad wolf as saying. “In the current situation, Americans need sport.”
American sports leagues NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, as well as the student NCAA are currently suspended, tennis tournaments that are due to take place in the US in the summer, partially canceled, although the largest – the US Open – still retains the chance to pass on the schedule (August 24 – September 13).
The Las Vegas-based company is calling on the NBA and other major leagues, including the NHL, women’s NBA and MLB, to organize a Grand event in the city.
MGM Resorts offers leagues to finish interrupted or delayed seasons due to coronavirus in Las Vegas.
The company, which owns several hotels and casinos, is ready to arrange accommodation for participants and provide playgrounds under quarantine.