He also said he was unhappy that vaccinated and unvaccinated players are being treated differently according to the league’s updated COVID-19 protocols.
“I am not anti or pro vax. I am pro choice, ” Beasley said in a statement Wednesday. “The problem is that information is withheld from players so that a player is swayed in a direction they may not be comfortable with.“When it comes to the health and safety of a player, there should be full transparency about information… we need to know that we are armed with the full knowledge and understanding that those who are in a position to help us will always do so according to our individual situation. ”
Here is the full statement: “Without having all the proper information a player can feel misguided and uncertain about a very personal choice,” Beasley wrote of the vaccinations. “It makes a player feel unprotected and raises concerns about future health matters and our ability to make informed decisions. ” In June, Beasley explained why he wasn’t getting the shot.
“If you are afraid of me, avoid. Point blank. Full stop, ”Beasley wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. [sic]. “I can die of covid, but I’d rather die alive. ”
With NFL training camps underway, Beasley has said he wants to be the voice of players who are hesitant or not interested in getting the shot.
“Some people think I’m selfish and do something for myself,” Beasley said in a statement Wednesday. “Everything revolves around young players who have no voice and who contact me every day because they are told that if they do not get vaxxed, they will be cut.
“So once the non-vaxxed players are cut off, they lose a dream they’ve worked their whole life for for a vaccine that turned out not to stop people from contracting COVID as we’ve seen,” he said. added Beasley.Other players and coaches were also reluctant to get vaccinated. Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has said in a deleted tweet since the new COVID-19 outbreak and NFL vaccination policies have him “questioning” his future in the league.
“I never thought I would say that, but being able to hurt my team because I don’t want to participate in the vaccine makes me question my future in the NFL,” Hopkins wrote.
More: Ryan Tannehill Says NFL Forced Hand On VaccinationTom Pelissero of the NFL Network, was a penalty of $ 50,000 for refusing to submit a required COVID-19 test.
With league protocols in place, Beasley said the main goal is to protect him and the other players.“Safety doesn’t just mean avoiding the COVID virus,” Beasley said. “Our health is now and beyond the years that we try to protect with our personal choice by doing everything we did in our protocols during the very successful 2020 NFL season. “
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