President Trump Holds Call With Sports Commissioners and Team Owners

President Trump held a conference call with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and other professional sports executives on Wednesday afternoon, with the goal of reaching a consensus on the resumption of the sports seasons.

According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, MLB Commissioner Ron Manfred and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell were all on the call today, as well as owners Mark Cuban, Robert Kraft and Jerry Jones.

The call focused on 1) restarting sports with no fans, 2) the availability of testing and 3) travel concerns.

According to Dreger, participants agreed that safety was the first priority. No timelines were discussed.

Tuesday evening President Trump once again mentioned the importance of getting sports back. He also announced that commissioners of many sports leagues are now part of a new committee working to get sports and the U.S. economy back after the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have to get our sports back. I’m tired of watching baseball games that are 14 years old. I haven’t had much time to watch. I would say maybe I watch one batter and then I get back to work,” Trump said Tuesday evening.

President Donald Trump first held a conference call with all major-league sports commissioners on April 4, to discuss the all-of-America response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Commissioner Gary Bettman was on the call for the NHL. President Trump recognized the “good work” done teams and players in their communities, the workforce, and the fanbase.

Bettman was also on Fox Business News this morning.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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1 Response to President Trump Holds Call With Sports Commissioners and Team Owners

  1. ethan baughan says:

    lets go caps fans can I get a high five for the caps fans

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