Sport 18 teams have at least 90 percent of players vaccinated
Washington Nationals sued by ex-employees over vaccine firing
The Washington Nationals are being sued by two former employees who were fired for refusing to comply with the team’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Lawrence (Larry) Pardo and Brad Holman were pitching coaches in the Nats’ organization. The two refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine for religious reasons and were fired by the Nats as a result. The team instituted a mandate on Aug. 12 that went into effect on Sept. 10, leading to the firing of both men.Now the two have filed a lawsuit against the club, TMZ Sports reports.
On Tuesday, it was 14. On Wednesday, it’s risen to 18.
Via a league source, PFT has learned that there are now 18 teams who have at least 90 percent of their players vaccinated. The same source indicated that 86.9 percent of players have received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine. That figure was at 85 percent.
With all teams now practicing for training camp, it makes sense that the numbers will continue to rise. Players are now experiencing firsthand the restrictions that come with being unvaccinated in the team facility, like not being able to eat with teammates in the cafeteria.
2022 NFL Draft order, team needs: Saints leap six spots with loss to Buffalo, Jets with two top-5 picks
Houston moves back up two spots to No. 2 overallBut first, each week, Ryan Wilson, Chris Trapasso and I produce mock drafts for CBSSports.com. In Wilson's latest, he has the Texans, Falcons and Saints taking quarterbacks in the first round. Trapasso has Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett skyrocketing up the board. It was almost a consensus that Oregon edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux would be taken No. 1 overall by the Lions.
The vast majority of players in the league have now received a vaccination shot, which indicates the success of the effort by the league and NFLPA to keep players and staff safe. With vaccines safe and widely available, more players may elect to get vaccinated when they start to experience more inconveniences throughout camp.
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NBA Power Rankings: Suns keep winning, can't unseat Warriors; Lakers continue to fall; Wolves make big leap .
This week had some of the steepest risers and fallers of the season thus farThe Phoenix Suns have won 14 straight games, and they're still not the No. 1 team in this week's Power Rankings. They have every right to be upset, and if I were a member of the organization I'd probably be composing a sharply worded Twitter draft right now, but the Golden State Warriors, who have won five in a row and lost just two games all season, have just been too good to unseat.