The NFLPA told its members Saturday that the NFL doesn't intend to discipline players for high-risk COVID-19 conduct during the offseason, allowing athletes to go to bars and restaurants and attend other indoor events, a source told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
As a result, players that join in-person offseason workouts won't have to quarantine, adds Pelissero.
Despite the reported change, the league reportedly maintains that teams are allowed to punish players for violating protocols inside facilities.
Last season, the NFL and teams fined players for off-field conduct on multiple occasions. Former Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins was reportedly fined $4,833 in October after he reserved a room for a family friend at the club's hotel. Washington then stripped Haskins of his team captaincy in December after the signal-caller partied without wearing a mask at a club.
The union has been advising players to not show up for in-person voluntary workouts this offseason due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Players from 18 teams have already agreed to skip the activities.