NFL players are pushing back against the league’s latest training camp COVID protocols, which allow vaccinated players to operate normally and places strict regulations on those who are not vaccinated.
For those who opt-out of the vaccine, COVID-19 testing is required every day and masks are mandatory when at the team facilities or during travel. Unvaccinated players may not use the steam room, eat with fellow players, or leave the team hotel, and no social/media/marketing/sponsorship activities will be permitted.
The NFL and NFLPA have agreed to updated COVID-19 protocols for 2021 training camp and preseason, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 16, 2021
How different will life by for vaccinated and unvaccinated players? From the memo that just went to clubs: pic.twitter.com/8yMPW0JBWZ
Speaking out against the blatantly divisive two-tiered system on Thursday, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley said, “This is crazy. Did we vote on this? I stay in the hotel. We still have meetings. We will all be together. Vaccinated players can go out the hotel and bring covid back in to where I am. So what does it matter if I stay in the hotel now? 100 percent immune with vaccination? No.”