Rams’ Aaron Donald: Football without fans ‘wouldn’t be fun’

In this Dec. 8, 2019, photo, Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald waits to run onto the field for an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Los Angeles. Donald is not thrilled about the prospect of playing football without fans. The Rams' superstar defensive lineman doesn’t see how the NFL could play a season in front of empty seats, saying it "wouldn't be fun to me." (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

By GREG BEACHEM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aaron Donald is not thrilled about the prospect of playing football without fans. The Los Angeles Rams’ superstar defensive lineman doesn’t see how the NFL could play a season in front of empty seats, saying it “wouldn’t be fun to me.” Donald realizes his opinion won’t carry much weight if the coronavirus pandemic forces the NFL to take extraordinary measures to provide a television product to the world. But the six-time Pro Bowl selection is among those who see a major downside to continuing with sports while large crowds are unable to gather safely.