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Public NFL Draft events in Las Vegas canceled, but draft will be televised

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a news conference after the NFL Fall league meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (KTAL/KMSS) – In a tweet sent out this morning, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that although the NFL Draft, scheduled April 23-25, will be televised, all public events around the draft have been canceled.

The decision, Goodell said, was made in consideration of current information related to COVID-19 and guidance from medical experts including the Center for Disease Control and in coordination with authorities in Nevada and the City of Las Vegas.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL “is exploring innovative options for how the process with be conducted and will provide that information as it becomes available.”

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