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Unvaccinated NFL player rips league’s COVID-19 rules: ‘I’d rather die actually living’

Marina Pitofsky
The Hill

June 19, 2021

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.

The NFL and the NFL Players Association earlier this month agreed to new COVID-19 guidance, lifting most rules for those who have been vaccinated. 

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