NFL Exposed

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He’s not backing down!

Although it’s reported Cole Beasley, Buffalo Bills wide receiver has accumulated $100,000 in fines for a failure to comply with the protocols only covering unvaccinated players, Beasley is not retreating from his stance.

In a post on Instagram, Beasley, who has proudly proclaimed his unvaccinated status, highlighted the NFL’s inconsistent COVID-19 rules. In the post, Beasley notified fans that he would not be playing in an upcoming game because he tested positive, but said it wasn’t the virus keeping him out of the game, rather it was the rules.

Beasley then mentioned that vaccinated players were playing with COVID-19 every week because they were not getting tested, adding that one of his “vaxxed teammates” was in the hospital, missing games but had not received “this same energy.”

He then thanked those who supported him before saying that there was nothing anybody could do for those who “don’t get what’s happening.”

In response to some users on Instagram, Beasley emphasized that vaccinated people could still get and transmit the virus, questioning how it would help anyone if he received the vaccine.

The wide receiver went on to question if anyone understood how vaccines worked. Saying that “a vaxxed teammate got it twice” before his first infection, adding that the virus wasn’t going anywhere and it was “something we are gonna have to learn to live with.”

In another response, Beasley said, “I’m not telling you what to do with your life, so don’t tell me what to do.”

These statements follow an announcement in June, where Beasley confirmed that he wasn’t vaccinated and didn’t have any plans to get the COVID-19 vaccine, saying he’d build up his immunity and do what was necessary to be a healthy individual. His remarks, he said, were in support of –– and to represent –– other less-established NFL players who felt the same way but did not feel as though they could challenge the vaccination rules publicly. Beasley also mentioned that he would be playing for free for the year.

Later, on Twitter, the wide receiver stated he understood the NFL’s position on vaccination, saying it would give them the “freedom” to make as much money as possible if “everyone is vaccinated,” yet he questioned if anyone would fight for the players.