NFL player swears off vaccination, suggests he'll defy rules

'If I'm forced into retirement, so be it,' Buffalo Bills' wide receiver Cole Beasley said.

6/19/2021 7:20:00 AM

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley vows to remain unvaccinated for Covid-19 and suggests he is ready to face sanctions rather than abide by new rules proposed for NFL players who aren't inoculated.

'If I'm forced into retirement, so be it,' Buffalo Bills' wide receiver Cole Beasley said.

Cole Beasley, #11 of the Buffalo Bills, at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, New York, on June 2.Timothy T Ludwig / Getty Images fileJune 18, 2021, 11:22 PM UTCByDennis RomeroBuffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley vowed Friday to remain unvaccinated for Covid-19 and suggested he was ready to face sanctions rather than abide by new rules proposed for NFL players who aren't inoculated.

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Beasley will likely facea new set of protocolsfor unvaccinated NFL players during training and preseason games, including undergoing daily Covid-19 tests, wearing masks at NFL facilities, social distancing and possibly being quarantined when exposed to crowds.

The proposed rules also prohibit marketing and sponsorship activities and traveling with a team. Violators could face fines of up to $50,000 per offense.Beasley, 32, said in a statement onTwitterthat he's prepared for the consequences, including decreased income. headtopics.com

"I'll play for free this year to live life how I've lived it from day one," he said."If I'm forced into retirement, so be it." Read more: NBC News »

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Geez…… I hope he doesn’t end up on a ventilator. Maybe he’ll “get it”. Will he understand then? I bet I know who he voted for. Let him go know white privilege for u Yep, this is simply how business works. He will lose his job and will have to find some other field within the sports realm to get involved in to aid his uncertainties about the vaccine that are stemmed in nothingness.

How many times do you have to retweet the same story? I am starved for legit news! I’m don’t really care about his consequences but I do care about others he could infect. kook What a role model.🙈 Backwoods Beasley the diseased squirrel eating sleaze. He has the right to make this decision for himself, but it should nullify his contract. This one is easy.

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He and Trump must use the same hair stylist. Agree with him. You can tell who will be left behind and in route to hell. If you can not discern covid for sure you will take the mark. Completely understand after all Beasley has spent years going to university studying medicine spent years in labs working on scientific immunisation tests,giving lectures to fellow leading scientists in their specific fields,so is definitely who I would be listening to.

Good for him. It’s a personal choice if ya wanna get it or not. If ya got it then shut up already. Enough w the “he’s putting ppl at risk” The picture of intelligence. Millions of dollars. Doesn't fix his tooth. Doesn't believe in vaccines. Can't wait to see the riches to rags documentary based on his life.

Good thing they got Sanders to replace Beasley's production Wonder how his cavalier attitude will disrupt his teammates, esp when they miss games due to lack of common sense by Beasley, or miss out a Superbowl run?

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Why are you re tweeting a MORON'S view daily, instead of encouraging people to get the shot? Back in the 70s during my initial Army training I served with a hairy giant from New Mexico. He would have called dude a 'Pecker Head'. Thanks Tiny. No vaccination for Arrogance and Stupidity What a man! Did he get any vaccinations when he went in the military? Or is he just a sports kind of guy?

He is paid millions so he can afford sanctions. I think playing in the NFL is potentially more harmful than getting a vaccine. Really. So selfish He should retire, no big loss! All in all, who cares. If he’s under contract, he’ll get paid. He’s just making a name for himself. Will he be treated like the other who took a knee, or will they “just lef it slide” because he’s white? This is made to be seen. Have we advanced in setting rules, or just talk?

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If you're vaccinated, why do we care if someone chooses not to be vaccinated? The vaccinated can still be positive but I thought the reason to be vaccinated was to lessen the chances of hospitalization? If people don't want the vaccine, and they catch the virus, ce la vie. That smile says it all… yeehaw

Maybe he just scared to try something he does not understand, or just scared …. Maybe he did not see or hear how many people lost their lives from the pandemic world 🌍 wide ? Maybe He is scared to try and help other? Maybe he thinks it will just stop 🛑 by itself ? How about the media do a number of articles on high profile people getting the vaccine, instead of lifting up the voices of those who don’t a sh*t about their coworkers or family

Fire him. Swear him off the team then. I'm sure he'll have no problem finding other employment. VaccinesWork Can you please change the article image? I’ve had to see this guy on my feed for days BuffaloBills - enough of this. Sideline Cole and move on. He is destroying your name. His Bease11 NFL & 330M 🇺🇸health is thier own-YES 🇺🇸 public health-safety-security is not-NO BUT COVID19 has risk IDs [test], risk mitigator [vaccine avail], risk mgmt [CDCgov NIH AmerMedicalAssn set-share guidelines AP THEN allow public free movement iaw events-FIX

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Support Trump too looks like a big Trump fan Someone that dumb doesn't deserve to be paid his salary. That tracks. Looks dumb as a post Just because u can play football does not mean can’t be an idiot Don't prolong the 'WORLDWIDE' pandemic: 1) Wear a double-mask for the foreseeable future or until we're all safely out of the woods. 2) Get vaccinated; it's better to be safe than sorry. 3) And, it's far from being over! But, when it's finally over you'll know. 4) Stay safe.

He can choose to not get a shot. I'm not vaccine shaming anyone. But it's a giant competitive advantage. From a football view, players should get vaccinated. Ppl take PEDs, painkillers, NSAID injections, etc. Maybe you think it shouldn't be, ok. But it is. One too many concussions. Choice pic He looks like someone who would do just that

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Then after that , he might go and see his dentist Number “a lemon,” indeed! Lol, he looks like trailer trash. Not surprised at all. Is that tough guy scared of a little shot? Ha! I like Cole! Couldn't understand Jerry Jones trading him! I know its financial considerations but how much do you pay for heart! He's got heart! But I think he needs to think about the other players! I didn't get vaccine primarily for me, I got it more for other peoples health!

Good for him. U.S. need more brave people like this. The photo of Beasley is apropos, it's worth a thousand words. If I had his money, I’d for x my teeth. Great photo. He doesn't look like the brightest star in the galaxy.😂 When you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything. Good for him.

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He doesn’t care about his teammates and staff. So selfish. BuffaloBills NFL ColeBeasley Them's Trailer Park rules Seems like an idiot. NBC is Trash Cole Beasley reminds us There is no vaccination for arrogance and stupidity Bease11 Admittedly he looks the part. CTE Has someone checked Beasley for concussions?

Yeah...?

Lack of 👆🏻 Good, boot his ass into permanent quarantine. Another victim of CTE Then your career is over... Next case Even Bills fans are going 'who?' I'm not on his side, but putting him down for his looks, and saying he's trailer trash, etc, is pretty low. Go look in the mirror before u sneer. Good for him! Let them discriminate against him for his own medical choices and personal health!

I may need to agree with him ,but I defend his right to speek his mind . It's still America right (last time I checked liberty was still flying ) a Consulationist here I won’t draft him in my fantasy league as he’ll likely being missing a lot of games

He should be suspended for an indefinite period until he gets the vaccine, that's just the bottom line he needs to get with the program it's a privilege to play in the NFL not all right. Oh good, throw away your career, because of that one time you read something somewhere. His body, his choice...right?

Perfect picture for the story line Big baby much? Throwing away your career out of fear of a little shot. Well there are many guys behind you want that spot I’m sure they’ll love to take it. Don't let him play, or who'd want to tackle this guy then?🤭🤣🤣🤣 Shame doesn't fix this..defiance doesn't set a good example..but herd immunity, at some point, will slowly erode all posturing...from all sides.

Looks like a trump supporter,lol lol lol tHe VaCiNe Is NoT fDa ApPrOvEd...

They picked that photo to attack him. In all fairness he said this during concussion protocol. Idiot!! Let him go he’s a danger to his team His really problem is he doesn’t appreciate the thousands of young wide receivers that would happily be vaccinated to play for the NFL Bills flattering photo. great choice to accompany the article.

Is the NFL requiring vaccinations? Stupid is forever The right wing propaganda machine is a powerful drug. Somebody needs to tell Cole Beasley to grow up.

The NFL must bench him. This is becoming performance for the sake of attention. Mullet and missing teeth tells the story Reminder, an unvaccinated person is only putting themselves at risk. Anyone who has the COVID19 vaccine is safe. Truth. No medical reason to force people to get a vaccine. Def Backs alert....take him out by the knees.

I love the picture you decided to post with your story. Makes sense, at his age his career may be coming to a close and needs something to pivot to. A good controversial stance like this is red meat for conservative donorship, and will allow him to continue to have a source of income in which he has become accustomed.

…yes, the picture shows just how much of a scientific brain and a well educated person he is Hope his at risk teammates appreciate this Idiots: 'u COulD hAvE it anD nOt fElL iT' 'GIvE iT tWo wEeKs' 'wEAr dOublE mAsk' 😂😂 non idiots: '🤔' Cut him, he’s not that good anyway.

His actions/behavior/statements are endangering his teammates and the NFL as a whole. Does this violate his contract? He must be suspended without pay, if he continues this, cut from the team. Apparently he feels he's indispensable/irreplaceable. Actions have consequences. Rules are rules, employers have the right to request.

You can't force medication into someone's arm. That is called assault. I wonder what he plans for his next career? Good for him!!! His body, his choice. Isn’t that they way the pro choicers want it. The Bills have never won the Super Bowl , and I think won the AFL championship, once,along time ago, so not playing An idiot like Beasley isn’t going to hurt.

All for Beasley’s freedom to choose. But sign a waiver that if he gets COVID we can option him to the Wuhan Bats The number 11 on his Jersey must be his IQ Fire him I am guessing there was no IQ test before he was hired, either...

Any chance he is a republican? The pic tells it all. Not the brightest segment of society Ok…swear off your salary as well He may be a healthy young man true enough. But eating well and exercising is not enough to protect against viruses. Doesn’t work for Ebola and it won’t for covid. Idiot So let him get sick and have untreatable lingering side effects or die. Let these morons die like they want to

bench him You can’t fix stupid even with education

A-fucking-plus picture selection That guy will have no problem getting his french fries in. Other wide receivers who would like a shot Side note: y’all wrong for this hillbilly hell’s most wanted picture of him 😂😂😂 Perfect Ewww, he needs to be sent home with NO pay. COVID is a communicable, serious, reportable public health illness. If he doesn’t want to get vaccinated then sounds to me like he just chose the free bus ticket home w/ no pay option in his contract...

This is from the Onion right? see ya TOO many head injuries or ….. Who? I live that the most redneck backwards pic of this DB was used!

No jab , no job Bye bye toothless 👍 Hope he has a college education to fall back on, because he's done playing football. Lol anti-vaxxers look like that Good for him. Live your life! Trumper he looks like an anti vaxx Good! Get off the team and forfeit any future pay! It's your choice!! Good Bye!!

I dos what I wants. Buh-bye, Beasley. Cletus the slack-jawed yokel! 🤣🤣 Somehow, he looks the part Of course. Southern Methodist University. DAF. Considering what MylesLGarrett went through last year, please let Myles have first crack at him, no blockers. Holy crap! You’re using a photoshopped picture of him because you are so desperate to make him look like a hick.

Risking the Delta variant Idiot Ok bye

Trumpism He won’t take the vaccine but he’s willing to shoot up with other drugs? 🤦‍♂️ Put him on a billboard promoting the vaccine. Oh yeah, he definitely looks the part. Maybe he ought to read a few stories like this one. And she’s not alone in her suffering. How interesting that you choose literally the most unflattering photo you could find of him. It’s almost as if you have an agenda in the way you portray him. Here’s what he actually looks like.

The superbowl winners this year will have a high team vax rate. Can't have infected sidelined and expect to be winners. So disappointing to think that 600,000 of our fellow Americans died before there was a vaccine. And this asshole is fighting immunization because...? I wonder what he’ll say if he gets COVID and it gets bad...

I am going to go out on a limb and assume this guy is not a Rhodes scholar. .Bease11 needs the tinfoil lining in his helmet replaced.

Poster boy for all kinds of poorly thought out decisions. As many times as he's had his bell rung I'm not sure that catching a hot virus would be the worst outcome. Lol that's a way to announce your exit... bye 👋 Yep, wide spaces between the ears. Uh, science? What’s that? Smdh. Self-extinguishing behavior plus how many others possibly harmed. Just because…