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Not long after the NFL came out with new rescheduling rules for COVID outbreaks, other marquee players around the league started to voice their displeasure. Now that group includes a player from the Super Bowl champion Bucs.

Bucs running back Leonard Fournette tweeted: “Vaccine I can’t do it…….”, shortly after the NFL’s announcement. He became the first Bucs player to publicly state that he’s opposed to the vaccination.

Fournette deleted his tweet shortly after, but many were able to screen shot it beforehand. You can see it below.

 

The NFL’s new guidelines regarding the penalty for a COVID outbreak essentially puts players in a situation where they have decide whether they want to get vaccinated or risk hurting the team if they don’t do so.

While many players have been outspoken about encouraging others to get vaccinated, this is the most we’ve heard from players on the other side of the fence.

The league informed all 32 teams that if a game can’t be rescheduled in the 18-week season, the team that had the outbreak from player(s) that were not vaccinated will have to forfeit the game.

This new rule could have a major impact on playoff seedings and team records. On top of that, though, the team that caused the outbreak will be subject to penalty from the league. Neither team will get paid for that week as well if the game isn’t played.

Accessibility in team facilities has begun to open up following the creation of COVID vaccines. The NFL’s goal was to have each team get up to 85 percent of their roster vaccinated by the time the season comes around. As it stands currently, per Judy Batista of the NFL Network, 14 teams have at least 85 precent of their players vaccinated and that 78 percent of players throughout the whole league have at least one vaccination shot.

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TBAtlas
1 month ago

Add Whitehead to the list now. Jfc.

PissedOffBuc1988
Reply to  TBAtlas
1 month ago

Good for whitehead.

Horse
Reply to  PissedOffBuc1988
1 month ago

Why don’t you learn how COV!D-19 Variant works before making that statement. Two member in my family died from COVID-19. Why do people shower? Exactly!

Dude
Reply to  Horse
1 month ago

I know 2 people who have died from the shot. Pick your poison!

Horse
Reply to  Dude
1 month ago

No need to debate you. I’ll respect what you’re saying but I disagree with you

Naplesfan
Reply to  Dude
1 month ago

Bullshit! Nobody has ever died from the shots.
There is an approximately one in one million risk of dying of COVID after getting vaccinated, but never due to getting the shot itself.
The vaccine reduces your chance of dying from COVID from one in 50 to one in one million.
Math says a million is a helluva lot more than 50.

mark2001
1 month ago

Hope these guys have saved some millions. If they take a team record down, and cost the players a game salary or more, not only would they be a pariah to their fellow players, but likely never work for any other team. And possibly be sued for the expenses incurred by the scheduled opposing team as a result of the cancelation or their current team to cover those expenses. Heck, the Canadian football league probably wouldn’t even take them.

Gatorbait36
Reply to  mark2001
1 month ago

Oh man….you’re drinking the Kool-Aid today. How exactly are any of these lawsuits going to get filed when you have zero evidence? Medical records are protected by federal law. Any subpoena for jab records would get thrown out in seconds.

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Horse
Reply to  Gatorbait36
1 month ago

I’m sure the hundreds of thousands who died from this in our country would object to your uninformed statements. Wake up.

Gatorbait36
Reply to  Horse
1 month ago

I love how you don’t address the actual issue of confidentiality and try to take the moral high ground. Try addressing facts…not feelings.

Horse
Reply to  Gatorbait36
1 month ago

I call it commonsense. i could care less about debating this back and forth. I respect your opinion.

Naplesfan
Reply to  Gatorbait36
1 month ago

Confidentiality has nothing to do with it. Employers have always had the legal right to define the conditions of employment, including health conditions … everything from enforcing a drug free workplace (which necessarily entails urine testing) to requiring the physical ability to do the job (lift a specified weight, physically able to perform the work tasks, and to get vaccinated), physically able to don and safely wear personal protective equipment, etc. etc..

Dude
Reply to  Naplesfan
1 month ago

I don’t think drug testing falls on the same scale as a vaccination. One is illegal and the other is protected under the right to privacy between a patient and their doctor. Good luck trying to enforce that without creating an additional lawsuit.

bucballer
Reply to  Dude
1 month ago

Neither is illegal???!!! If u were a policeman or fireman then that organization can actually require that u have both. What is illegal about that?

Naplesfan
Reply to  Dude
1 month ago

Vaccination status has NEVER been protected confidential information in the US. Never. There is no legal right to conceal your vaccination status, and never has been one.

Gatorbait36
Reply to  Naplesfan
1 month ago

Correct…with fully approved vaccines only. Reading is fun….try it!

Gatorbait36
Reply to  Naplesfan
1 month ago

Might want to read up on this, bruh. Immunizations previously FULLY approved by the government are available to be requested by the employers. The vaccine is not fully approved, and smart folks might ask “Why not?”.
Also, keep reading up on legislation on the House/Senate floor or of 13 states including Florida making it a crime to dismiss anyone for not getting the vaccine.

bucballer
Reply to  Gatorbait36
1 month ago

U hold onto ur confidentiality. It’s just a matter of time before u will have to get the vaccine or YOUR government won’t let u fly, domestically or internationally, take a cruise or soon to be other things. That’s not my opinion. That’s just a fact. If the CoVid rates continue to climb then u will eventually see YOUR government infringe on ur personal rights and yes YOUR confidentiality. But, u do u boss!

Gatorbait36
Reply to  bucballer
1 month ago

And what do you have to back up these “facts”….I can answer that for you. You’ve got zip.
And by the time any crazy legislation like that makes it through the courts we will have flipped the House and White House to red.
Enjoy your fear with a dash of inflation and high gas prices.

bucballer
Reply to  Gatorbait36
1 month ago

U have no idea what I am or for what I may or may not vote for. But I do know who “we” is in ur text. I really couldn’t care less for ur politics or ur drivel. U do u. Me and mine will do ours. Simple actually. Ur reply had nothing to do with any of my comments.

bucballer
Reply to  Gatorbait36
1 month ago

U can’t fly international without proof of CoVid vaccine shot. There’s a pandemic going on. We r in the middle of it. The receiving country won’t even allow u into the country. Some countries r worse than ever. These r my FACTS. Listen pal, I know ur an engineer and all, but if u don’t have the ability or the forethought to see into the very near future the potential issues that all Americans will have involving those that have been vaccinated and those that have not then u need to watch more than just ur CNN to get ur… Read more »

Gatorbait36
Reply to  bucballer
1 month ago

“Liberal Arts”….LOL. That’s the best thing I’ve heard all day.
I hate flying and CNN….

Naplesfan
Reply to  Gatorbait36
1 month ago

Private employers are fully entitled to demand vaccination as a condition of employment, or contract employment. Many already do. This has nothing to do with HPAA.

The government cannot force individuals to get vaccinated, as a matter of Constitutional rights … but the Constitution does not guarantee that private individuals cannot be contractually mandated to get vaccinated as a condition of employment.

bucballer
Reply to  Naplesfan
1 month ago

I concur Naples. Everyone needs to do what they perceive to be best for themselves and their families. If u don’t like the conditions or bylaws of the organization u r joining then don’t join that organization. U have that right. But don’t join and then refuse to do what the organization has adopted as standard policy. U have the right to not play in the NFL!

Gatorbait36
Reply to  Naplesfan
1 month ago

You just keep saying the same misinformed stuff…read up, kiddo!

Dave
1 month ago

Good, people with a mind of their own are in very short supply these days. There are numerous valid reasons to not want the vaccine, including a survival rate of nearly 100 percent for those under 70 and generally healthy. And antibodies are a far greater deterrent to acquiring the virus again than the vaccine is. In fact in Israel with over 7,700 new cases since the beginning of May, 40 percent of them were people who were vaccinated, less than 1 percent were people who previously had the virus. With NFL players being young and healthy, it’s ENTIRELY valid… Read more »

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mark2001
Reply to  Dave
1 month ago

What shocks me, is that the NFL has access to the best and most current medical research on the planet. And they have a multibillion dollar business to protect in light of the knowledge they have. On the other hand, we have average guys quoting something they heard from some political hack or mouthpiece with an ax to grind as if it was the gospel. And it mostly fact checks to be false. The league is doing this because they believe the integrity of the game is in the balance. So you can take your spurious information and keep it… Read more »

Dave
Reply to  mark2001
1 month ago

The beauty of your comical response is that it’s not up to me, it’s up to you to verify what I said. A quick google search will lead you to many articles stating what I did. It will immediately point you to the information coming out of Israel. Yet, you didn’t even bother. Why? Because it’s easier to pretend your superior to someone if you ignore all evidence to the contrary. You so badly want to believe you’re right that the THOUGHT of finding out you aren’t is too much for you to deal with. Run along, go do your… Read more »

Horse
Reply to  Dave
1 month ago

Dave, how about they are team players, wore their masks, still getting the shots, a small country surrounded by their enemies. They are survivors and work together when it comes to lives. You made a statement and left out many of the facts. The COVID-19 Variant is spreading. Get the shot and if you do get it, you have a better chance to survive.

cobraboy
Reply to  Horse
1 month ago

Seems the EGT does little to stop the spread of the “variant.”
Use Israel as a prime example.

bucballer
Reply to  Dave
1 month ago

Everyone relax! Because Dave has the answers. Let’s everyone follow Dave because he reads and he knows!

bucballer
Reply to  Dave
1 month ago

Come on guys! Let’s all of humanity follow Dave! He uses Google search. He knows!

Naplesfan
Reply to  bucballer
1 month ago

Let’s put it this way:

Dave and those like him refusing to be vaccinated are God’s way of culling the human race of fools and idiots. Non-survival of the least fit to live.

BucHarbour
Reply to  Naplesfan
1 month ago

Oh no…I’m going to be culled by a virus that 99%+ under 70 survive!! Already had it. Some of us don’t live in fear of a virus that has such a small fatality rate. FYI, God tells us not to live in fear.

bucballer
Reply to  BucHarbour
1 month ago

Good luck with those life long issues associated with having had the virus. It didn’t kill u, thank God, but it will be with u for the rest of ur life. Hope ur health ailments r minor because of it.

bucballer
Reply to  BucHarbour
1 month ago

And that’s the problem! U think because u didn’t die that u won’t have additional problems! Good luck my friend.

bucballer
Reply to  Dave
1 month ago

Why would anybody want to waste their time verifying anything Dave says? That’s the beauty of it… we don’t!

PissedOffBuc1988
Reply to  mark2001
1 month ago

I applaud Dave for doing his own research and coming to his own conclusions. I’m happy that you and everyone else are disregarding his research just because the NFL says this and that. I control my life. I decide what I do or don’t put in my body, and if this was a free country, people wouldn’t be singled out and made to feel like their awful for not getting it. So because you got a vaccine and I didn’t it means that I no longer have the same rights as you? In essence, that’s what you and everyone else… Read more »

bucballer
Reply to  PissedOffBuc1988
1 month ago

Listen, u r making this mountain out of a molehill. Players don’t HAVE to make millions of dollars playing this GAME in the NFL. U have the right to do what’s right for u and ur family. U don’t have the right to play in the NFL. It’s a privilege that only a few get to enjoy. It’s simple. Abide by the rules of the NFL or leave the NFL. I’m sure these players can still make millions using their degrees they got from college. When u join any organization it has bylaws. If u don’t like the organizations bylaws… Read more »

BucHarbour
Reply to  bucballer
1 month ago

They’re being pressured to get a vaccine for a virus that is almost 100% unlikely to kill them due to their health and age.

bucballer
Reply to  BucHarbour
1 month ago

No pressure. If u r part of any organization that requires something u don’t want to get, then u DONT have to be part of that organization. Period. Why is this so hard for u to understand?

TCB2W!
Reply to  PissedOffBuc1988
1 month ago

Well, unvaccinated players are being told by the NFL that they don’t have the same rights.

bucballer
Reply to  TCB2W!
1 month ago

Listen, playing in the NFL is not a right, it’s a privilege. U have all the rights in the world to not play in a league that requires something of u that u feel u don’t need to get. A couple of coaches were fired today. More will follow along with some players I suppose. It’s not that difficult my man. U do u. I’ll make my decisions based on actual science.

bucballer
Reply to  Dave
1 month ago

No… ur right it has nothing to do with player safety. It only affects those with underlying conditions or morbidities. Over weight, high blood pressure, hypertension… u know, stuff like that. And besides it won’t kill them, just make them susceptible to life long issues with the heart and middle internal organs. Your rights as an individual r granted by our four fathers when they signed that most magnificent document. But, ur rights begin to diminish if ur direct actions or inaction in this case, cause harm to others. Don’t want to get the shot, perfectly understand, it’s ur right.… Read more »

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Dave
Reply to  bucballer
1 month ago

Read the information I posted above, and then go and research on your own to verify it. FAR more people are getting the virus again who WERE ALREADY VACCINATED than those who previously had the virus and now have the antibodies to deal with it. You don’t seem to understand that the vaccine doesn’t stop you from getting the virus again, it literally doesn’t. And from the numbers that have come out, as already stated, you’re more likely to get it again, not less. The fact is, you’ve totally fallen for the media driven hype. There’s no other answer. Your… Read more »

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cobraboy
Reply to  Dave
1 month ago

Yesterday it was announced that in NJ, 49 have recently died who were fully double-jab vaccinated.
You know the “safe and effective” sales pitch narrative is failing when progs start to demand mandatory “vaccines” for those who opt-out, with punitive societal penalties ordered by fascists.

Brandonges
Reply to  cobraboy
1 month ago

Those 49 in NJ are to date, most were over 80, and more than half had an underlying medical condition. The deaths account for 1 out of every 100,000 fully vaccinated people in Jersey meaning the death rate due to covid with a vaccine is 0.001%. If you’re going to spew “facts” all over the page, maybe present all of them. Really, you should just stfu.

bucballer
Reply to  cobraboy
1 month ago

It’s called a variant! Perhaps u have heard. Everybody is talking about it.

bucballer
Reply to  Dave
1 month ago

Hey Dave! I never said anything in anger to u! I said that’s ur right to do what u want to. I must of hit a nerve? Because ur response was defensive and childish. I didn’t call u names. I made my comments in an intelligent way in support of me and my beliefs. But people like u can’t handle it. U got call names and be crass. U want people to do things ur way and the way u believe. Can’t u just state ur beliefs without resorting to name calling and such? U don’t know me or my… Read more »

bucballer
Reply to  Dave
1 month ago

Literally or figuratively? I always have a hard time with those two!

Dave
Reply to  bucballer
1 month ago

And btw, simpleton. The VACCINE has been shown to cause heart problems in younger individuals. How can you possibly put forward an argument about side effects of covid, and ignore that the vaccine can and does cause long term issues as well? Because you’re a biased, ignorant buffoon, that’s how. You want healthy young athletes to risk their career, get a vaccine that has KNOWN health benefits, especially to the heart, with data that is public for all to see showing you’re even more likely to get covid if you’ve had the vaccine. And you want all of that to… Read more »

BucHarbour
Reply to  Dave
1 month ago

It really is sad to see so many people accept what they here in the media as fact, or accept the advice of the guy who funded the lab that leaked this virus (and recently was found on video stating that they would begin funding gain of function research again just a couple of years ago). The lack of scientific knowledge amongst the masses is so poor these days that people can’t see through this crap. Most people think the vaccine prevents you from getting the virus. Here’s a scientific news flash – IT DOESN’T. It only creates anti-bodies in… Read more »

Naplesfan
Reply to  BucHarbour
1 month ago

The virus never came from a lab, that has been refuted repeatedly and continuously by all of the virologists who have studied the DNA sequence of the virus. It is literally impossible to have come from a lab.

The data actually proves now that the virus did not even begin in China at all, that it first entered human host in Italy way back in September 2019, and then was carried to Wuhan China by literally hundreds of Europeans who visited Wuhan in early November for the worldwide “Military Games”.

BucHarbour
Reply to  Naplesfan
1 month ago

You have to be one of the most uninformed people on here. Fauci can lie all he wants but the virus has the double cgg gene inserted. It’s man made. That’s why places like Facebook changed their idiotic policy of blocking posts that stated it was lab leaked. The information you are stating came out of Fauci’s mouth, and only his mouth. The guy that directed funds to the Wuhan lab and is trying to slither out of the fact that these funds were used in gain of function. The Chinese tried to scrub the gene sequencing from the data… Read more »

Horse
Reply to  Dave
1 month ago

Dave, since you believe what you are saying I can respect that. Please wear a mask for those who haven’t gotten their shots. and I will respect your decision.

fredster
Reply to  Horse
1 month ago

Hate to tell you this Horse but masks do jack shit! Wake up and use common sense. It cannot filter a virus it’s simple math and science. Do you see anyone going into a room to handle deadly pathogens like Ebola with surgical or cloth masks? No! If anything down the road I’d bet any amount money science will show wearing masks did nothing but make you more likely to get it. People wearing old dirty filthy masks, improper fit, touching faces all time, and they don’t filter virus. Period! I applaud Fournette. I have not got vaccine and doubt… Read more »

Horse
Reply to  fredster
1 month ago

I have been in many :”Clean Rooms”.; that’s the reason why they don’t wear masks. I have been in “clean rooms” also though still requiring mask’s- gloves. Clean Rooms are based on what substance is trying to be kept out. Fredster, respectively disagree.

bucballer
Reply to  fredster
1 month ago

That’s just not correct Fredster! U can’t possible KNOW, personally, more people who have ended up in the hospital with vaccine side effects than than those with CoVid and it’s side effects. Talk to ur doctor and he will explain it for u and why this is just not possible.

BucHarbour
Reply to  bucballer
1 month ago

Since I’m an Engineer, and understand how the laws of Physics works, I’m going to explain this, probably for the hundredth time. We’ve known since August of last year that the 99%+ vector transmission of the virus is as an aerosol. It was originally thought to be transmitted by large droplets, but that hasn’t been the case (the large droplets are the reason for the 6ft rule). Aerosols that spread viruses are in the 1um to 10um size range with the 80% bell curve lying in the 4-7um range. The only mask that does sub-10um filtering is the N95 whose… Read more »

bucballer
Reply to  BucHarbour
1 month ago

Ur replying to the wrong person my man. Never once mentioned masks! Not once! Masks r not an issue in my circle.

bucballer
Reply to  Dave
1 month ago

I’ll take the minuscule chance of side effects from the vaccine than the side effects of the CoVid 19 virus itself. I’m just saying…

bucballer
Reply to  bucballer
1 month ago

Lastly, being 315 lbs is not considered healthy in the real world. U know, the one most of us live in! Why do u think players like Brad Culpepper who played at around 300 lbs lose so much weight when there playing days r done? Because they want to LIVE a longer, healthier life. Buffoon, simpleton… nice Dave! Great vocabulary. If u can’t use ur words without resorting to name calling than u can’t possibly expect educated people to take u seriously when u have a third grade vocabulary.

bucballer
Reply to  Dave
1 month ago

Once again Dave, u r incorrect. ALL people who have been diagnosed with CoVid 19 r susceptible to long term effects of having had the virus. They seem to be focusing on the internal organs such as heart, lungs that r found in the center mass of people. Reading is fundamental.

cobraboy
Reply to  bucballer
1 month ago

Masks and social distancing do not have any effect on the spread of this “virus.”
None. Nada.
And there is *ZERO* clinical proof that the asymptomatic can transmit the virus.
Additionally, the inventor of the PCR stated often and loudly before he died that the PCR is NOT to be used for diagnostics, and any test above 24 cycles will result in a 95+% false-positive result.

Naplesfan
Reply to  cobraboy
1 month ago

You are at least half wrong. It is literally, physically impossible to catch COVID if you are not in close contact with an infected host, so it is obvious to all but the stupidest dolts like you that social distancing is the very best thing to do if you are unvaccinated. Vaccination is the best option of all, since nobody can tell if the people they are in close contact with are carrying the virus.

BucHarbour
Reply to  Naplesfan
1 month ago

Wrong. We’ve known since last year that it spreads as an aerosol not as droplets. That means it can easily spread from 20-30+ feet away depending on volume of the virus in the aerosols and the conditions in the air. I got it from a guy at work that I pretty much never around, and who sat in a cubicle nearly 20 feet away from mine. It’s also why, as I mention in a post above, masks don’t stop it. Aerosols are too small to be stopped by anything less than a form fitted N95 that is only 30-40% effective… Read more »

bucballer
Reply to  cobraboy
1 month ago

U do u pal! I’ll follow the actual science for me and my family! I do know this… before the two shot vaccine I was wearing masks and sometimes gloves( mostly to pump gas, those handles r just awful) and was in total isolation. After the vaccine, I am preparing to attend multiple Buc’s games in person and have begun to see family again. For me, life seems to be much more enjoyable post CoVid vaccine. But that’s just me. U do u friend. Good luck!

bucballer
Reply to  cobraboy
1 month ago

What does that have anything to do with what I’ve posted cobraboy?

Horse
Reply to  bucballer
1 month ago

Well said.

Horse
Reply to  Horse
1 month ago

That was meant to say I respect what you have said, but I disagree.

cobraboy
Reply to  bucballer
1 month ago

But now we know that neither masks nor social distancing works, and areas with lockdowns fared far worse than open communities.

We also know that the EGT is largely ineffective in stopping the spread. Not only that but the goalpost has been shifted from “stop the spread” to “your case of covid won’t be as bad”…while folks who were dutifully double-jabbed are dying in substantial numbers.

The NFL mandate is just more knee-jerk Woke. Even CNN admits that the “carrot” was ineffective, so now it’s time for the “stick.”

Covid has become a religion of the left.

Horse
Reply to  cobraboy
1 month ago

so you are not taking it seriously; I get it.

Naplesfan
Reply to  cobraboy
1 month ago

Actually, your assertions are wrong. Right now, Florida which has always been the least-locked down state in the Union, is also the most infected state in the Union, accounting for more than 25% of all new infections in the entire nation, at levels not seen since the worst months of the pandemic last summer. I agree that masks don’t work well, but social distancing clearly does work well. You cannot contract a virus from anyone unless you are in near contact with a carrier of the virus, period. And now it is clear that the vaccines work extremely well, with… Read more »

bucballer
Reply to  cobraboy
1 month ago

So ur saying everybody do nothing because nothing works? Just take ur chances and, eventually, we will all be ok?! That sounds like a solid game plan. U do u. Good luck my friend!

bucballer
Reply to  cobraboy
1 month ago

Going on believing that. When the government comes to ur door( I read that this administration and Biden were thinking about doing so) and ask u if u have had ur shot u tell them that “CoVid had become a religion of the left” and see what happens. I’ll just show them my vaccination card. Let us all know how it turns out for u. U do u boss.

Naplesfan
Reply to  Dave
1 month ago

Here in Florida more than 40% of those who are so seriously ill to require hospitalization are under the age of 40. Vaccination is a proven means of both preventing serious illness and death, and also preventing disease transmission. Virtually all of the so-called “break through infections” are in people who show no symptoms at all, let alone being seriously ill, and in nearly all cases the amount of virus detected is tiny, barely above the detection levels, and indeed, they prove the vaccines work extremely well. A vaccine cannot prevent any person from being exposed to the virus, obviously.… Read more »

bucballer
Reply to  Dave
1 month ago

Also, I disagree with ur opening sentence. “Good, people with a mind of their own are in very short supply these days.” They r many, upon many, brilliant minds out there. Unfortunately we can only hear those that talk the most and know the least. Like talking heads on TV and those folks on FaceChat.

TCB2W!
Reply to  Dave
1 month ago

“In fact in Israel with over 7,700 new cases since the beginning of May, 40 percent of them were people who were vaccinated, less than 1 percent were people who previously had the virus.” There is documented research that a person’s natural immune system only protects you from getting it again for the first 3 months. Including news reports of people getting it for a second or third time after that time frame. Also, comparing the Israeli vaccine to US vaccines is simply a false narrative. They do not share the same company to manufacture them, they were developed by… Read more »

scubog
1 month ago

I hope I live long enough to the time when the truth of this COVID fiasco reveals the misinformation, coverup and more harm than benefit over-reaction…… all for politics.

cobraboy
Reply to  scubog
1 month ago

If you refuse The Jab, you may live long enough…since we have no idea of the long-term effects of the EGT.

bucballer
Reply to  cobraboy
1 month ago

U MIGHT not! But u take ur chances! U do u guy.

Naplesfan
Reply to  scubog
1 month ago

What “misinformation” are you talking about? The fact that COVID exists, is spreading rapidly, and has killed more people in the US than any disease pandemic before in our national history, including the 1918 flu?

bucballer
Reply to  Naplesfan
1 month ago

Exactly Naples! Listen, we had people say these exact things when we started implementing pre school vaccines for Polio, Measles, Mumps, etc. How many people do u know today that have Polio?

BucHarbour
Reply to  Naplesfan
1 month ago

CDC’s own website states that the listed deaths are “with” COVID, not due to COVID. The last time a study of the death certificates was done, 8-9% of the “COVID” deaths were blunt force trauma deaths. My two favorites from the Orlando area include a motorcyclist that ran into a truck and died, but tested positive for COVID. And a 35 year old roofing contractor that was getting his crew off the roof due to an approaching storm, and was struck by lightning, falling to his death, but tested positive for COVID. There’s even some murder victims in the list.… Read more »

Captain Sly
1 month ago

Shocker! The biggest malcontent on the team would tweet out in protest to following league rules. Been reading some of these comments about this new rule being somehow an infringement on your individual rights. It was always comical to me when my 25yr old son living in my basement would get upset when you tell him curfew is at 11 o’clock when The answer to his protest was starring him right in the face. Move Out! Get your own Place! Play in another League! Hell “Start your own League”! But don’t tell me how run mine. Cheers

Horse
Reply to  Captain Sly
1 month ago

Captain Sky, Amen! Well said.

Naplesfan
Reply to  Captain Sly
1 month ago

Listen, this does not make Fournette a “malcontent”. He is like a lot of people in this nation who are skeptical if not opposed to COVID vaccination. That may be a misinformed and dumb position to take – it clearly is – but a lot of people who were opposed months age are now getting the vaccine, so at least some people are capable of admitting they’re wrong and changing course. The NFL publishing a policy that puts the responsibility for COVID management squarely on the teams including team rosters is entirely appropriate, and the intended result of that is… Read more »

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cobraboy
1 month ago

In solidarity with The Oppressed, and to deny my privilege, I refuse to get The Jab until every oppressed BIPOC on the planet gets theirs first.
It’s the least I can do.

Horse
Reply to  cobraboy
1 month ago

I can respect that; enjoy.

bucballer
Reply to  cobraboy
1 month ago

The Opressed??? R we still talking about the CoVid vaccine?

Horse
1 month ago

Keep them separated from the rest of the team until they get their shots. Don’t punish the Teams and fans for those who are miss informed.

Naplesfan
Reply to  Horse
1 month ago

Keeping people separated on a football team is impossible – that’s already been proven. It’s a contact sport, the most contact of any sport except perhaps wrestling.

BrooklynBucsFan
1 month ago

Of course this was gonna be a comment section full of stupid comments… Lenny can do whatever he wants, hope he enjoys watching the games from his house though, because he ain’t playing if he doesn’t get the vaccine. Choices have consequences, his choice means he doesn’t get to play football with his teammates. Fine by me, we got a good RB room even without him. He can spend the season doing “research” with the rest of the idiots on Facebook. Enjoy your couch Lenny!

BrooklynBucsFan
Reply to  BrooklynBucsFan
1 month ago

Whitehead too, have fun playing madden with Lenny!

Horse
Reply to  BrooklynBucsFan
1 month ago

Well said.

Dude
1 month ago

Smart man! There’s more to life than football. I don’t blame him one bit. Nobody knows what kind of effect these shots will have on someone 10 to 20 years down the road. Heck, just look at the percentage of those who are having problems shortly after getting the shot. For these people, it’s worse than the virus itself. On top of that, it appears that the vaccines don’t work too good anyway with many people still getting the virus after having been vaccinated. Protect yourself Lenny and just say No!

bucballer
Reply to  Dude
1 month ago

First of all it’s called a variant or mutation. Second of all my man, how many people do u know with Polio? I’m waiting… u probably don’t know any. U know why? Because the government started to make kids get preschool vaccinations for this illness. The CoVid vaccines may not prevent u from getting CoVid 19 but it may help u not die once and if u contact this awful virus!

Naplesfan
Reply to  Dude
1 month ago

The “problems” you refer to are nothing, a day or two of discomfort and mild fever. I have friends who were COVID skeptics and vaccine skeptics who got infected more tha a year ago and are “long haulers”, suffering extreme discomfort (itching) and “brain fog”. Would you really want to go through the rest of your life in a brain fog and suffering terrible itching? Death is not the only serious result of getting sick with COVID Besides the affects above I’ve personally witnessed in my friends, about 40% of all persons who get ill with COVID experience organ damage… Read more »

bucballer
Reply to  Naplesfan
1 month ago

U r correct Naples. Famous last words. “But I had CoVid and I didn’t die.” It’s actually not about just dying from having contacted CoVid, it’s about quality of life in the future having had CoVid. But u probably won’t have to worry about anything. Or will u?!

plopes808
1 month ago

Lombardi Lenny is thinking for himself and has a decision to make. There are 2 sets of rules, 1 for vaccinated players and 1 for unvaccinated. As long as he follows the rules for non-vaccinated players there is nothing to worry about. He will be required to wear a mask while vaccinated players won’t be. Unless your argument is that masks don’t work…but that would take you down another rabbit hole. Believe it or not, getting vaccinated or not getting vaccinated doesn’t make you better or worse, smarter or not, it’s just a choice that each person should make for… Read more »

bucballer
Reply to  plopes808
1 month ago

Even skeptics of the vaccine are often pleading for the vaccine just before they go the ventilator.

plopes808
1 month ago

On a side note…no football story has topped 10 replies. Mentioning Covid on a football forum gets 100 replies though…well played PR…well played #GolfClap

Horse
1 month ago

Life is all about risk. Some take more than others. For those of you who are willing to take a higher risk and not get a shot; by all means please wear a N95 mask when out and about socializing. The way I look at it you have a better chance of getting covid-19 variant than I do, since I have had a shot and will also wear a mask out and about. I guess the non-shot people don’t mind taking a chance they might not be able to be vote in 2922/2924; okay by me.

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