There have been plenty of anti-COVID-19 vaxxers in the NFL lately, such as Kirk Cousins and Cole Beasley. Now, there are more, which includes Adam Shaheen, who is a tight end for the Dolphins.
Shaheen was recently placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, after tight ends coach George Godsey tested positive for COVID. Today, Shaheen told reporters that he doesn’t plan to get the vaccine.
“In my opinion it shouldn’t be looked down upon when you do one thing or another,” said Shaheen. Same with the vaccine. It is your choice. You know, for me it’s a personal choice and it’s bigger than just COVID. I’m not going to elaborate further on that. The NFL is trying to push it. It’s no secret that they’ve been trying to push it on unvaccinated guys. You know what? I’m going to continue to go through the protocols of the unvaccinated that they make me do. I’m not going to get fined.
“But they’re not going to strong-arm me into doing something for more freedom when this is such a changing atmosphere and they’re already taking away freedoms of the unvaccinated guys. It was just a changing environment and, you know what, I’m going to keep my hands off and follow the rules that they put in place for me, but they’re not going to strong-arm myself into getting it. So, no.”
Unvaccinated players continued to make their own lives more difficult, in playing in the NFL. Hopefully, they end up quickly having a change of heart. Shaheen has been with Miami since last season, after previously being in Chicago from 2017-2019.
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