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NFL Player Blasts The League’s COVID-19 Rules And Says He Rather “Retire” Than Get Vaccinated


Not everyone has bowed to woke culture in the NFL, one player is standing up to it.

Wide Receiver for the Buffalo Bills Cole Beasley made a public announcement on his Twitter account and declared that he doesn’t plan on receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and will even “retire” before he takes the jab.

Beasley went on to say he will continue to live a normal life and if the NFL attempts to fine him for doing it then “so be it”.

He also expressed that his “way of living and  values are more important than a dollar” which is a breath of fresh air being most of the players in the NFL have already sold themselves out.


The Hill covered Beasley’s announcement. check out what they reported:

NFL player Cole Beasley said that he does not plan to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and threatened to defy league protocol for players amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“Hi, I’m Cole Beasley and I’m not vaccinated,” the wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills shared in a statement on Twitter on Friday. “I will be outside doing what I do. I’ll be out in the public. If your scared of me then steer clear, or get vaccinated. Point. Blank. Period.”

“I may die of covid, but I’d rather die actually living. I have family members whose days are numbered. If they want to come see me and stay at my house then they are coming regardless of protocol,” he added.

Vaccinated players will be allowed to eat meals as a team, leave hotels when traveling to interact with fans and others, go to media activities, and use saunas and steam rooms.

When the woke crowd found out that Beasley will not take the COVID-19 vaccine, they went on full attack mode.

WIBV News covered the story too:

Bills veteran wide receiver Cole Beasley expressed anger with the NFL Players Association Thursday, calling the union a “joke” after it agreed to new Covid-19 protocols for the preseason and training camp.

“Call it something different,” Beasley tweeted. “It’s not for the players.”

The NFL’s memo outlining the new protocols (attached below) says the updates reflect lessons learned from last season, the rollout of Covid vaccines and updated guidance from the CDC. Many rules and testing requirements from the 2020 season remain in place for players and staff members who are unvaccinated, while vaccinated players are exempt from most restrictions. Fines for failing to comply can reach $50,000 for a first offense.

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Beasley, a 32-year-old slot receiver who is coming off a career year, previously expressed his desire to remain unvaccinated. He posted a series of tweets Thursday after seeing a day-old NFL Network report about the new protocols.

In his remarks, Beasley appeared to discount the low odds of getting infected with Covid-19 after vaccination because of his own success beating the odds by making the NFL. He also alleged the league is pushing vaccinations to maximize its revenue.

The NFL recently put out a list of what vaccinated/unvaccinated players are allowed to do:

It appears the NFL is trying to segregate vaccinated and unvaccinated players from each other.

Hats off to Cole for speaking out on the authoritarian rules that are being made by the NFL.


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