Beasley Unvaccinated Despite Protocols

The NFL has released a new COVID protocol that includes most of the 2020 protocols for the unvaccinated players, such as travel restrictions, masks, daily testing, etc. However, the two most notable protocols for these players. These are not allowed to mingle and eat in the cafeteria, and they need to travel in a bubble, keeping them from any interactions with anyone not part of the traveling party.

With this in mind, fans can expect more great football games to watch and, for many, keep on wagering on legal betting and online casino. However, some players stood their ground to remain unvaccinated, and one of them is Buffalo Bills' wide receiver Cole Beasly.

Beasley has confirmed that he is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and has no plans on getting one. He also stated his willingness to push back against the protocols of the league.

The Bills wide receiver also posted on Twitter, stating that he's not vaccinated and plans to live his life the way he wants, in the face of the new protocols. He said that he would play for free this year to live life how he has lived it from the start. If he is forced to retire, he'll accept it.

Beasly's latest tweets respond to a report from the NFL Network regarding the updated protocols agreed between the NFL and NFLPA. The new protocols loosen the restrictions for vaccinated players while adding more restrictions for unvaccinated ones. Meanwhile, the new policies motivate all players to get vaccinated since the league deals with slow rates among their players.

"This is crazy. Did we vote on this?" the player tweeted. "I stay in the hotel. We still have meetings. We will all be together. Vaccinated players can go out of the hotel and bring covid back to where I am. So, what does it matter if I stay in the hotel now? 100 percent immune with vaccination? No. The player's association is a joke. Call it something different. It's not for the players. Everyone tells me that 98% of people who are vaccinated don't get Covid again. The odds of me getting in the NFL and playing for 10 years are lower than that and I'm here," he continued.

The NFLPA tried to speak with Beasley about his concern but received no further comment. The wide receiver said that he and the players association were "working through it." He also said that he learned that the protocols are only applied to the preseason and training camp.

Buffalo Bills have other players that support Beasly's opinion: wide receivers Isaiah McKenzie and Gabriel Davis didn't comment about their vaccination status, quarterback Josh Allen who is still thinking if he would get vaccinated, and guard Jon Feliciano, although he stated that he is vaccinated.

Meanwhile, the NFLPA said that the vaccine isn't mandatory and ensured that they would not force their players to get vaccinated to play. Beasley thinks that his immune system can shield him against the disease, and that's where his idea to remain unvaccinated came from.

His tweets are mostly answering to misinformation about the vaccine and conspiracy theories. In a tweet, he responded to a post citing the number of people who have died from the disease by tweeting, "Let me know when you have counted all 600,000 and determined the cause of death for each one of them. It isn't researched if someone just told you so."

"Everybody is so all-in on science now more than I have ever seen. What happened to God's will?" he tweeted.

On the other hand, Beasley cleared that he is convincing anyone to avoid the vaccine. He is complaining about the policies restricting what unvaccinated players can do within and outside the facility.

The league has not established a regular-season policy yet. However, if Beasley still doesn't want to obey the restriction, he must choose between getting vaccinated or being forced into retirement, which he is prepared to do.

If the latter happens, Beasly's retirement will save the Buffalo Bill $5.4 million in 2021 cap space with $2 million and $1.5 million dead cap hit in 2021. The team would also have reasons to recover the 50% of Beasly's signing bonus in 2019, which is $6 million.

However, the player stated that he is not worrying about the money, and he is not playing for the money anymore. He also added that his family is already taken care of and to fine him if they want.

In 2020, the league fined teams and players for not following the NFL COVID protocols. They have also removed the teams' draft picks for the same violation. It is unclear how the league will implement the new protocols or if they will be as tight as when the regular season starts. But Beasley is ready to retire from the game or face the punishments.

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