Sport Urban Meyer’s wife’s vaccine comments are raising eyebrows
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There’s a decent chance that the COVID-19 pandemic will play more of a role during the 2021 NFL season than last year. We’re seeing relaxed protocols from the league as it relates to fully vaccinated players with Week 1 of the campaign slated to get going Thursday evening. It has already led to some COVID-related issues for teams. That includes star guard Zack Martin and the Dallas Cowboys with their opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers mere days away. Despite being fully vaccinated, Martin tested positive for the virus and will miss the game.NFLPA president JC Tretter of the Cleveland Browns touched on this recently.
However brightexpected the spotlight to be on him when he took the job as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, it probably feels even brighter at the moment. That’s especially true because his high-profile status and controversial stature don’t just invite interest in what he says and does but also onto his family.
Urban had to contend withduring the offseason, strong reactions , and speculations about His lack of availability has been , asking fans to “ ” was met with derision, and even an can become news.
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One interesting tidbit that has been glossed over in recent weeks was the fact that Meyerwhen he made cuts during the off-season.
“Everyone was considered,” Meyer said. “That was part of the [considerations such as] production, let’s start talking about this, and also is he vaccinated or not? Can I say that that was a decision-maker? It was certainly in consideration.”
That led to an NFLPA investigation to see if Meyer was overstepping a boundary. League rules prohibit teams from using vaccination status to inform their employment decisions.
Those comments became even more curious on Wednesday when the Twitterfeed of Shelley Meyer, Urban’s wife, gained attention for her anti-vaccine takes.
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Two things were common for Meyer in college: victories and health issues.Meyer is in his first NFL season with the Jacksonville Jaguars. But his team’s bad Week 1 loss already has people talking.
If it wasn’t for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Shelley “know stuff” Meyer, would still be teaching at. Many thanks and best of luck with all that.
— Ben Koo (@bkoo)
As Comeback Media’s Ben Koo notes, Meyer is a registered nurse with a teaching position at Ohio State’s medical school.
Some might say that it’s none of our business what Shelley Meyer thinks of the COVID vaccine and it has no bearing on Urban or the Jaguars. However, as Slate contributor Alex Kirschner reminds us, Urban has included her in his dealing with the Jaguars as a kind of counselor and discipline guru.
In case anyone wonders why it's relevant that Shelley Meyer is COVID truthering or whatever, it's because Urban has gone out of his way to make her a big part of football administration. Can add it to your Urban Meyer People Management Genius binder
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— Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner)
As you can imagine, there have been some interesting reactions from the media world to these tweets.
Ohio State had Shelley Meyer instructing medicine and Urban Meyer teaching character class. This is all I care to know about Big Ten academics
— Jason "Dr. Victory" Kirk (@thejasonkirk)
Shelley Meyer’s Twitter feed during the entirety of COVID has been … it’s been something.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken)
But Urban considered vax status in making personnel decisions? Bizarre people.
— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis)
It’s worth noting that this isn’t new information. Meyer’s stance on vaccineson Twitter. It’s hard to believe the NFL won’t want to get involved at some point, especially given her involvement with the Jaguars.
Someone who was a high level exec at the NFL told me there was “no way” the NFL was not going to address Shelley Meyer tweeting covid misinformation now that Urban was coaching in the NFL. After a series of bad publicity this week for the Meyers, Shelley is still doing her thing.
— Ben Koo (@bkoo)
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