NFL Players Association Implements RealResponse for Players to Anonymously Report COVID-19 Questions and Protocol Violations


The country’s leading feedback and anonymous reporting platform helps athletic organizations address their athletes’ most pressing concerns in real time.

RealResponse, the leading feedback and anonymous reporting platform for athletic teams and organizations, is pleased to announce a partnership with the NFL Players Association. RealResponse’s reporting portal will provide all players a safe and anonymous platform to communicate any COVID-19 health and safety questions or violations to the NFLPA, and let their reps immediately address the players’ needs.

“As we prepared for competition this fall amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, our players’ health and safety was the top priority,” said Don Davis, Senior Director of Player Affairs and Senior Advisor to the Executive Director at NFLPA. “We knew we needed a system to increase accountability and address our players’ concerns in real time. RealResponse, already the industry leader in this space among collegiate athletic programs, was the obvious choice. In just a short time, the platform has helped us tremendously. We’ve been able to identify and isolate needs quickly, before they escalate. We look forward to expanding our use of the platform so we can continue to serve our players during this unique time.”

This partnership means that NFL players now join more than 50,000 athletes who use RealResponse to share feedback and report incidents to coaches and administrators in real time. Athletes can use RealResponse to anonymously report social injustice concerns, COVID-19 policy infractions, misconduct, hazing, sexual harassment and more.

“We are absolutely thrilled to partner with the NFL Players Association,” said David Chadwick, Founder of RealResponse. “The COVID-19 pandemic has affected athletes and their ability to compete like never before. Don Davis and the NFLPA immediately understood these challenges and prioritized implementing necessary resources to help their players’. He knew he needed to give their players a confidential communication system, to increase accountability and ensure their health and safety. We are honored to be their platform of choice and we look forward to serving the NFLPA and assisting in their efforts for a healthy football season.”

About RealResponse

RealResponse is an online  platform comprising three solutions: real-time reporting, surveys and a document repository. We empower athletes to report concerns anonymously and in real time using any web-enabled device, and help leaders connect athletes with resources. Key personnel can securely store and track sensitive information in the platform’s documentation hub. Athletic organizations can also use our benchmarking tool to compare metrics to peer and national averages to identify areas of competitive advantage and vulnerability. For more information about RealResponse, visit