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Minnesota Viking’s O-Line Coach FIRED For Refusing To Get Covid-19 Vaccine


The NFL has flexed their muscles and shown the world what will happen to coaches who refuse the Covid-19 vaccine.

The Viking’s front office has officially fired their offensive line coach/run game coordinator  after refusing the Covid-19 vaccine.

According to the NFL’S policy all tier 1 staff which includes head coaches, assistant coaches, executives, scouts, and trainers must have a Covid-19 vaccine.

Players as of right now still have a choose whether or not to be vaccinated but  the consequences of a player refusing the jab will result in that player being segregated from his teammates.

Players who refuse to get the Covid-19 vaccine won’t be able to eat meals, travel on the same plane, or workout with other team mates who are vaccinated.

ESPN covered the big story and had these details to add:

After refusing to receive a vaccine for COVID-19, Rick Dennison is out as a Minnesota Vikings assistant coach, sources told ESPN on Friday.

Dennison had served as the Vikings’ offensive line coach/run game coordinator the past two seasons. In a statement Friday, the Vikings said they were still in discussions with Dennison about the league’s COVID-19 protocols.

Another coach in the league, New England Patriots co-offensive line coach Cole Popovich, also won’t be with his team in 2021 in a decision related to the COVID-19 vaccine and NFL guidelines, league sources confirmed to ESPN.

The vaccine is required for all Tier 1 staff, including coaches, front-office executives, equipment managers and scouts. Players are not required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine but will face strict protocols during training camp and throughout the season that vaccinated players will be able to forgo.

In a memo released by the league this summer, the NFL said any unvaccinated Tier 1 staff member must provide a valid religious or medical reason for not receiving the vaccine. Losing Tier 1 status prohibits coaches from being on the field and in meeting rooms and having direct interactions with players.

Dennison was a very valuable part of the Vikings offensive in 2020.

He also was a huge part of the reason why the Viking’s star running back Dalvin Cook became the first player to get over 1,500 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns in a season for the franchise.

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But apparently skill set doesn’t matter anymore but rather your compliance to the authoritarians that run the NFL does matter.

Breitbart News got the scoop too:

A longtime NFL assistant is now out of a job after refusing to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

Rick Dennison, one of the most highly-reputed offensive minds in the game, reportedly parted ways with the Vikings on Friday after refusing to receive the coronavirus vaccine. According to league rules, all Tier 1 personnel, including coaches, are required to receive the vaccine or provide religious and/or medical reasons for why they cannot.


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