Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley is unhappy with the newly-agreed protocols between the NFL and NFLPA. The newly-agreed protocols heavily favor vaccinated players and heavily restrict unvaccinated players. "This is crazy.
Did we vote on this?" Beasley wrote in response to the list of protocols. "I stay in the hotel. We still have meetings. We will all be together. Vaccinated players can go out the hotel and bring covid back in to where I am.
So what does it matter if I stay in the hotel now? 100 percent immune with vaccination? No. "The players association is a joke. Call it something different. It's not for the players," he added. "Everyone gives me the 98 percent 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."
Beasley suggests the NFL only cares about money
"So what are we really talking about? I understand completely why the NFL is doing this," Beasley wrote.
"It gives them back the freedom to make the most money as possible again if everyone is vaccinated. But will anyone fight for the players or nah?" Bills head coach Sean McDermott has received his dose and he would like to see his players get vaccinated as well.
"We're trying to do our best to educate, build awareness, but at the end of the day, the players that you're referring to have to make their own decision," McDermott said. "We feel like we know that in our country and around the league where and how things are improving.
And to me, there's a direct correlation to people getting vaccinated. Again, I would like to continue to see our team move in that direction. Continue to move an increased number of people that are getting vaccinated. "I certainly respect everyone's position.
That being said, that's really where I'm at and where we're at. It's good to have the guys here. But I think the reality of our situation is that now -- but also for sure come the fall -- training camp protocols are going to continue to be enforced, in particular for those who are unvaccinated as it relates to the masking and the different things that are in place.
Just trying to be real about it and make sure people understand what normal is gonna look like, in particular for those who are unvaccinated come the fall."