Come on, NFL.
Kansas City Chiefs starting right guard and international hero Laurent Duvernay-Tardif made headlines back in mid-February when he requested that the league allow him to put M.D. on his game jersey.
Duvernay-Tardif, 27, officially became a doctor this offseason when he graduated from medical school at McGill University in Montreal.
We mocked up what the jersey might look like at Arrowhead Pride.
Well, Duvernay-Tardif’s jersey request has reportedly been denied by the NFL, according to Andy Mailly-Pressoir of TVA Sports, a French Canadian sports network based in Montreal.
.@LaurentDTardif a fait une demande officielle à la NFL pour ajouter les lettres «M.D.» devant son nom de famille sur son chandail, mais la NFL a refusé. Il espère que le récent buzz médiatique entourant sa graduation puisse faire changer les choses. @TVASports #Chiefs— Andy Mailly-Pressoir (@AndyMPressoir) June 21, 2018
For those you who didn’t pay attention in French class, here is Mailly-Pressoir’s tweet translated:
@LaurentDTardif made an official request to the NFL to add the letters “M.D.” in front of his last name on his jersey, but the NFL refused. He hopes that the recent media buzz surrounding his graduation can make a difference.
Part of my job at Arrowhead Pride is to follow along with our mentions, and I know a number of you said you would go out and buy Duvernay-Tardif’s jersey if the letters “M.D.” were added to it.
This is a bummer, NFL.