This year’s NFL draft, which will be held with players in attendance, is going to be a bit more normal than last year’s virtual draft
During a draft conference call on Friday, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe asked if NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would be able to give players bro hugs this year after calling their names on draft night. According to the NFL, Goodell is fully vaccinated and would be allowed to hug players at the draft.
No rule preventing the players on site from celebrating however they’d like with Roger Goodell or whomever. Goodell is vaccinated and it’s a brief moment.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been vaccinated and will be allowed to hug the players who attend Thursday night’s draft.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 23, 2021
Of course, fans immediately had jokes about Goodell hugging players on draft night.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) April 23, 2021
Roger Goodell with every pick on draft night pic.twitter.com/AK6MkZbeg5
— Gump Cathcart (@bubbagumpino) April 23, 2021
THANK GOD I was worried Roger Goodell wouldn’t get to hug draft prospects like a mob boss before working the next decade to stab them in the back this year https://t.co/Wgkfd7OSFd
— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) April 23, 2021
— Kinnick Water Tower (@KinnickTower) April 23, 2021
What if they don’t want to hug him
— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) April 23, 2021
Goodell: Congratulations young man
— Supper Club All Stars (@meno_fire21) April 23, 2021
All the prospects when Goodell walks towards them pic.twitter.com/RvSQZmTRc1
— Justin Tucker = GOAT (@TouchdownLamar) April 23, 2021
— Rigg (Jame)s (@back4the4rdtime) April 23, 2021