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Per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, 85% of NFL players have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Tuesday.
NFL sent teams updated camp and preseason COVID-19 protocols as players across the league arrive at their training camps across the country. Included in the memo, though, are details of the discipline players will face, regardless of vaccination status.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, which reportedly included that anyone who refuses to wear a tracker will receive a $14,650 fine and refusing to submit a required COVID-19 test will result in a $50,000 fine.
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Beasley feels players should have full transparency and proper knowledge to make sound decisions on health matters. View the original article to see embedded media.Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley attempted to explain why he hasn't received the COVID-19 vaccine, saying in a statement Wednesday he feels NFL players don't have all the relevant information. He also said he's unhappy that vaccinated and unvaccinated players are treated differently under the league's updated COVID-19 protocols."I'm not anti or pro vax. I'm pro choice," Beasley said in a statement Wednesday.
Protocols still remain the highest for unvaccinated players since they are required to wear masks at all times, including while lifting in the weight room and at practices "except when doing so would interfere with their ability to engage in athletic activity."
Among players, nearly half the league has reached a 90% vaccination rate. However, there are some teams,, who are just over a 50% vaccination rate among players. Per on Tuesday, 85% of the players across the league have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Some players and coaches have been hesitant about getting. Bills wide receiver that he "may die of covid, but I'd rather die actually living." if the wide receiver got vaccinated and promoted the vaccine on his social media accounts.
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that the NFL's new policies regarding COVID-19 outbreaks and vaccination are making him "question" his future in the league.
"Never thought I would say this, But being put in a position to hurt my team because I don’t want to partake in the vaccine is making me question my future in the NFL," Hopkins wrote in a now-deleted tweet.
These updated protocols come just a few days after the league informed the teamsif an outbreak occurred among unvaccinated players and the game could not be rescheduled. Additionally, the league 's Jenna Laine that it will any time they violate COVID-19 procedures this season.
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