Cole Beasley makes long statement on COVID vaccine stance

Cole Beasley, Buffalo Bills. (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Cole Beasley, Buffalo Bills. (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley makes a long-winded statement on his stance on the COVID-19 vaccine.

On Wednesday afternoon, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley addressed the media about his firm stance on not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Beasley has come under fire for being arguably the most outspoken NFL player when it comes to not getting the COVID-19 vaccine. He said in his two-minute statement that he is not anti-vax, but “pro-choice.” Beasley addressed the media over this matter to stand up for the younger players in the league who are afraid of getting cut because they are unwilling to receive their vaccinations.

If coaches are being let go for not being vaccinated, then non-vaccinated players could be cut, too.

Buffalo Bills WR Cole Beasley addresses media on COVID-19 vaccination stance

While any player or coach has the right to choose if he wants to receive his COVID-19 vaccination or not, it is abundantly clear where the league stands on the issue. The NFL is not going to reschedule games if they are postponed due to COVID-19. They also are not planning on paying players game checks for games that do not happen. Beasley is clearly fighting an uphill battle here.

Though Beasley can remain strong in his conviction if he so desires, people are still going to criticize him for being “pro-choice” here, as well as for his inability to wear a mask correctly a year-and-a-half into this global pandemic thing. It goes over your nose. Buffalo has a great chance to win its first Super Bowl this year. It would be a shame if COVID-19 divides the team’s locker room.

Unfortunately, when we think of Beasley now, we think of this, and not his receiving abilities.

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