The NFL preseason kicked off and the regular season is just a matter of weeks away.
But one team is facing a major crisis.
And an NFL owner complained to the media that his team refused to do this one thing.
The NFL is working hand-in-glove with the corporate-controlled media and the Biden administration to do their part to create what amounts to a national vaccine mandate.
League rules make it nearly impossible to live for unvaccinated players.
But some are still holding out.
And Minnesota Vikings owner Mark Wilf complained to the media that his team had the lowest percentage of fully vaccinated players – 64 percent – in the entire league.
“We’re very concerned,” Wilf told the press. “I think it’s safe to say that our No. 1 priority is the health and safety of our players, our coaches, our staff and, ultimately, the entire community. From that standpoint, we really are encouraging people to take the vaccines, to get vaccinated.”
Wilf launched into this tangent after quarterback Kellen Mond tested positive for COVID, forcing starting quarterback Kirk Cousins and backup Nate Stanley to quarantine because they were in close contract with Mond and chose not to be vaccinated.
The Vikings owners made sure the press knew how much effort the franchise put into getting residents of Minnesota vaccinated so no reporter blamed him for players choosing not to take the experimental vaccine.
“We’re proud of the fact that we’ve partnered with the State of Minnesota to have our facility here used as a vaccination center in the offseason. We just want everybody to follow the protocols. We’re trying to educate everyone in the organization, the team, to make sure and get the vaccinations. Of course with the delta variant and other new permutations going on, we just want to make sure to preserve the health and safety,” Wilf stated.
Taking the vaccine is a personal choice.
The NFL wants to take that away from players by making their lives as difficult as possible if they do not choose to take the vaccine.
Vikings owner Mark Wilf making public comments about how upset he is that 100 percent of the players aren’t fully vaccinated could make some worry that the team will cut them or it could affect their next contract negotiation if they choose not to take the vaccine.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.