In the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting, some NFL players have been questioned about their diet and if they’re taking anti-inflammatories.
But now the league is stepping in and asking fans to help them figure out if they’ve actually been affected.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the league has issued a series of guidance letters to fans asking them to share their thoughts on what they’ve eaten.
Rapopetort reported that the letter comes as the NFL is under pressure to get people to take more care with their bodies following the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
Rapaport reported on Wednesday that league spokesman Brian McCarthy told reporters that the letters are intended to inform fans of the dangers of eating too much meat, dairy and sugar.
“This is about the health and safety of our players, their families and our fans,” McCarthy said.
The NFL and NFLPA have said the letter is meant to warn the public about the dangers to their health.
“The league has been working with the NFLPA to address the issue of dietary choices that are being fueled by misinformation,” McCarthy told Rapapalos.
“These letters will provide consumers with important information to help make informed dietary choices.”
In addition to the health warnings, the league’s guidance letter also includes an example of a “sugar free” diet, which is what the players are supposed to follow if they want to keep their health high.
The letter also suggests that fans make sure to check with their doctor if they have any allergies to any of the ingredients in the products they’re buying.
“If you are concerned about your health, or you think you may have a food allergy, please call our toll-free number at 1-866-NEED-FIT,” the letter reads.
Rapenort reported earlier this week that the NFL’s new nutrition guidelines were issued after the mass shootings in Las Vegas and Minnesota.
“It’s not a surprise that the players have not followed the guidelines because we’re working with them,” NFL spokesman Brian Jones told Rapoports.
“I think that they’re doing a good job.”