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Bucs running back Leonard Fournette made waves in the news recently after tweeting and deleting a post about his aversion towards getting a COVID-19 vaccine. On Sunday, he spoke with the media following the first day of training camp where he was asked further to elaborate on his stance.

Fournette still has his concerns about the vaccinations, but he appreciates that his coaches have his back regardless of his decision.

“I don’t know too much about it,” Fournette said. “Coach respects our decisions as players, so I was happy that they accepted it. And like I said, I’m focused on football season.”

When questioned about if he’ll get the vaccine to avoid jeopardizing his team from getting a loss and no game check, Fournette didn’t rule out eventually getting the shot.

“In about a week I’m going to talk to them and see the best decision for myself and for the team,” Fournette said. “I know a lot of people who got the shots and are still getting Corona. I’m just taking it day-by-day, I’m taking it up with the medical doctors trying to figure out what’s best for myself and the team. The biggest thing is that the coaches respect our decision. We’re men, he said he’s with us, whatever we want to do. Just don’t get the team sick.”

Last season, Fournette signed with the Bucs just two weeks before their first game of the year. Technically this is his first training camp with the team even though he’s in his second season with Tampa Bay.

“It feels great to be back with the team,” Fournette said. “We’re really going to push now. There’s lot’s more to go. It’s what I expected.”

One new change for Fournette is that he’ll be wearing number seven again like he did back in his infamous LSU days.

“It’s great,” Fournette said. “It looks great. I’m happy.”

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Horse
1 month ago

I can’t think of a dumber thing to say “I don’t know much about it”. Yes he gets another week for a chance to get or pass on the virus’s to the Buccaneer Organization. .

drdneast
Reply to  Horse
1 month ago

First thing I thought as well. In his original tweet he’s against something he knows very little about. Great, your basing your opinions on ignorance. Geeeesh, how stupid.
Yes, you might still get the virus if you get the vax but the difference is you will be at home with a few mild symptoms instead of in the hospital or the morgue.

Alldaway 2.0
Reply to  Horse
1 month ago

The delta variant is spread faster due to the double vaxxed because the lack the general anti bodies as their bodies are now producing specific anti bodies for Covid 19 and not delta, gamma or lambda variants. Those that did not take the vaxx by now have already natural herd immunity to covid 19 and the body can produce enough general anti bodies to combat variants. The only way the double vaxxed have a chance of fighting off new varients is if they keep taking boosters the rest of their life or they can build up dominance of their own… Read more »

aredsoxfan1
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

LOL, now that’s some cutting edge propaganda.

toofamiliar17
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

Very little of this is accurate. Most crucially, the vaccine is fundamentally effective against the Delta variant. The problem is not a lack of antibodies against it. The way the mRNA vaccines work is that they teach your immune system to attack and destroy a specific protein that is a foundational building block of Covid. This same protein is present in the Delta variant, and the body attacks it aggressively. The problem is that Delta is markedly more contagious than its predecessor overall. It is spreading through the air more easily than basic Covid has, producing higher density aerosol sprays… Read more »

Horse
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

And this is the reason why we are where we are now.

drdneast
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

Most of this is moronic no doubt gathered from medical practicioners like Sean Hannity or Tucker Carllson.

Roladin
Reply to  Horse
1 month ago

If you still can’t think about a dumber thing to say than “I don’t know too much about it”, just look at Alldaway’s comment.

nybuccguy
1 month ago

Cut his ass along with all the other science deniers. Theres no room for this selfishness and cancer in the locker room. We are fine with Rojo, Bernard, and Vaughn.

drdneast
Reply to  nybuccguy
1 month ago

I almost agree with you. I’d give him that week to make up his mind and if he didn’t get a jab I’d give him a bus ticket.

Alldaway 2.0
Reply to  drdneast
1 month ago

A lot of NFL players saw the disaster that happened with MLB players and the experimental jab. NFL players are also more prone to inflammation because of the physicality of the game. So blood clots and spike proteins spreading from the injection site is a greater risk to NFL players.
This could end many, many NFL players careers.

aredsoxfan1
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

Why are you wasting your time on here? You should be out saving the world from the cabal of satanic, cannibalistic pedophiles.

toofamiliar17
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

This is more nonsense. At its true peak since tracking, blood clots that could be traced to potentially being cause by the vaccine were getting about 1 in 300,000 people. To put it another way, that’s essentially one person in the entire city of Tampa. Meanwhile, similar blood clots occur in the general population (meaning, pre-vaccine, even pre-Covid) have for years been between 1 and 2 out of every 1,000 people. What this essentially means is that someone getting the vaccine increases their chances of experiencing blood clots AT MOST about a whopping .3-.4%. That’s POINT 3 to POINT 4,… Read more »

Horse
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

Wrong. Please don’t send this stuff out. I respect you don’t want a shot; don’t; Please go talk to some medical doctors and ER Nurses for guidance. Do you want to be part of the group who is responsible for people dying needlessly. At least keep quiet as this is serious; words matter.

drdneast
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

I beg you, please don’t get vaccinated.

Alldaway 2.0
Reply to  nybuccguy
1 month ago

Fournette refusing an experimental vaccine makes him smarter than you think.

SenileSenior
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

All vaccine are “experimental” in the broadest sense. No vaccines including the Polio and many previous flu vaccines can ever be guaranteed absolutely. This goes for absolutely everyone! There were always a few outliers cases with negative (sometimes very serious) side effects for a few over the years.

Alldaway 2.0
Reply to  SenileSenior
1 month ago

This is wrong.
This is experimental emergency use injection and is not a true vaccine with a half a decade of testing. Also by law they can not air these “vaccines” commercials on televisions because they would have to disclose the side effects. US law clearly states that to air these “vaccines” they would have to be honest to people of possible side effects AND be approved by the FDA.
Current experimental injections are not approved by the FDA. Not the two RNA or J&J DNA vaccines.

toofamiliar17
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

Very seriously, my man – you just need to put forth the effort to actually inform yourself. Not with internet memes, not with TV news (I use that word loosely, but I digress) channel broadcasts, not with youtube videos. There are ample unbiased sources out there that can assist you in gaining some actual knowledge about this stuff. Like, for example, that mRNA vaccines have been heavily researched and funded since 1985. No, none have ever been commercially produced, but literally for more than 35 years, extensive work has been done and money spent on mRNA vaccines as a construct,… Read more »

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Horse
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

Dude, you are too young to remember Polio Epidemic; look it up.

Horse
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

I think you are enjoying this as if this is some kind of debate. Dude, this isn’t cute. Why don’t you go to an ER and debate with the ones who are there because of COVID. Now, I have no respect for you, killer.

drdneast
1 month ago

It sounds like Fournette is auditioning for a news commentators spot on Fox Newsl

Alldaway 2.0
Reply to  drdneast
1 month ago

No, Fournette is advocating for his health and ensuring he can play in the forseable future. The science is clear that now only 25% of the RNA stays at the injection site. The rest migrates to other organs and can migrate to very tiny capillaries.
No one knows how long synthetic RNA takes to break down in the body. And since the delivery vehicle of the RNA is a nano lipid protein that too is unknown how long that takes to break down.

bucballer
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

What? What? What? I’m glad u memorized a story u seen on CNN. It’s a PANDEMIC! Do u not understand the severity of this virus? Let me put it to u point blank, the Government will/should eventually begin to make not getting the vaccine more and more punitive. If the numbers continue to climb of infections, mostly due to this Delta variant, there most certainly will come a time where u will begin to become more isolated from the vaccinated public. Ur civil liberties will begin to be infringed upon. U will not be able to fly internationally, u will… Read more »

drdneast
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

Please, in your case, don’t get vaxed.

fredster
1 month ago

I also personally know several people who got Covid and were vaccinated. They say it makes it milder but it’s still someone’s choice. Not much risk if your health in 30’s. That’s a fact. It’s not going away until majority of us get it. Vaccinated or not people getting at high rate now.

bucballer
Reply to  fredster
1 month ago

“Not much risk if ur healthy in ur 30’s” wow! Do u not pay attention to what’s happening right now. 80% of new cases in Florida r being caused by this delta variant. It’s victims r much younger people than the original CoVid 19 virus.

Alldaway 2.0
Reply to  bucballer
1 month ago

More people with the vaxx are hospitalized in Israel and Signapore.
You need to turn off the television old timer.

bucballer
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

What does that even mean? It’s like a sentence fragment wrapped around an incomplete thought?

Alldaway 2.0
Reply to  bucballer
1 month ago

40 -60% of the hospitalized in the UK have received both doses of vaXXes.

bucballer
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

Yes! Because the Delta variant is wrecking havoc across the globe now! They r not being hospitalized because they caught the original CoVid 19 virus. Don’t misconstrue the facts!

Horse
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

Please shut up!

MCBRICKEL
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

We can only hope they release Alldaway 3.0 sooner than later.

Alldaway 2.0
Reply to  fredster
1 month ago

The vaccine makes specific anti bodies but you lose out dominance on general anti bodies. Which means you will have less general anti bodies to fight other rhino/corona viruses, flu, etc
This fall those that received the double vaxx are in danger of developing auto immune disorders. .

bucballer
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

Ur so full of shit. If u prefer not to take a vaccine during a pandemic that might just keep u alive, then that’s ur prerogative. U will have to live, hopefully, with ur decision. Don’t spread such nonsense in which u obviously don’t have comprehensive understanding of the actual science. Playoff Leonard not taking the CoVid 19 vaccine might be considered a lot of things, and smart is not the first thing that comes to mind. If it didn’t matter then why does BA have two different wrist bans to distinguish between the those who have been vaccinated and… Read more »

Alldaway 2.0
Reply to  bucballer
1 month ago

Corona viruses have existed thousands of years. Corona viruses are deemed variants if they deviate by at least 20%. But the human immune system develops generalized anti bodies to fight against variants. Corona viruses can mutate every half a day and can develop advantageous mutations that allow greater spread but become less lethal over time.

bucballer
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

yeah, yeah yeah, now go get the damn vaccine so that u r not a threat others! If even 3/4 of the state of Florida would just get the vaccine, then we stand a greater chance of putting this terrible pandemic in the rear view mirror.

Swash
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

You must be the most confident blowhard I’ve ever seen. Only this time you’re not making idiotic prophecies about the Bucs, you’re spreading scientific misinformation about a vaccine you clearly know little about. Read more, talk less.

Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

Hard pass on the experimental injection. Look at what happened to the MLB players. Disaster!

bucballer
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

Once again this anti vaccine hysteria is from a very vocal minority. Similar hysteria was heard when they wanted school kids to get vaccinated for polio and MMR. Do u know anybody with polio? U don’t. And there’s a very good reason why u don’t. To each’s own. U do u. I will side with the actual science and do what’s best for me and my family. Something tells me, in the end, you’ll come around.Hopefully, u won’t be like the many who finally want to get the vaccine just before they r put on the ventilator!

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Alldaway 2.0
Reply to  bucballer
1 month ago

The science is clear.
Current vaXXes cause massive inflammation and will be more noticeable with NFL players as they experience strenuous trauma to their bodies for a brutal 17 game schedule.
MLB players saw a lot of injuries and the same will happen to NFL players that have been double vaXXed.

bucballer
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

Yes it is! I did notice the massive inflammation among the majority of the team that got the CoVid vaccine shots. They could hardly move out there. That’s just stupid talk man. Get the shots! Ur going to cause another shut down and it will cost thousands of people their jobs and cost the economy millions.

Horse
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
1 month ago

You know you are helping to kill people. Shut up!

toofamiliar17
1 month ago

I genuinely appreciate Fournette (or anyone, for that matter) being willing to admit that he doesn’t know much. It’s light years better than taking a quick contradictory position based on bias or instinct and sticking to it no matter what. However, it’s disheartening, because people need to take it upon themselves to become well-informed on this subject, and to act accordingly. If he has any sense whatsoever, I look forward to him being eager to learn and become informed, and to contributing to us as a team getting to the 85% number we really need to hit.

Jmo63
1 month ago


Funny how you all are worried about one man who is free to stand up for his right to decide for himself. Calling him a killer and selfish. Why don’t you A****les go and protest the DUMB-ASS KILLER at the white house? He is letting thousands upon thousands of illegals with Covid come across the boarder. There is your KILLER!!!! THERE IS YOUR FACT!!!!
You are the ones that are more than likely driving around, alone, in your car, with a FACE-DIAPER on… hahaha.

Last edited 1 month ago by Jmo63
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