NFL reportedly tells Chiefs’ Laurent Duvernay-Tardif he can’t put 'M.D.' on his jersey

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Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (Getty Images)

Chiefs offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif recently completed medical school. But, the NFL reportedly will not let him reflect the accomplishment on his uniform.

The 27-year-old player hoped to put “Duvernay-Tardif, M.D.” on the back of his jersey, according to a report from Montreal station TVASports. The league, however, denied his request, the report says.

Duvernay-Tardif, who has spent all four of his NFL seasons with the Chiefs, graduated with his medical degree from Montreal’s McGill University in late May.

“Since the day I got drafted, I promised myself I was going to finish my studies and get that M.D. while I was still playing,” Duvernay-Tardif told ESPN at the time. “It’s one of those life projects that you promise yourself you’re going to accomplish, and I’m on the verge of doing it, so I’m pretty excited.”

Duvernay-Tardif has started 38 games during the last three seasons for the Chiefs.