Pro sports leagues are pressuring players and coaches to take the coronavirus vaccine.
Not everyone is happy about that.
And one NFL star turned heads with this statement about the coronavirus vaccine.
Washington Redskins third-year defensive end Montez Sweat is among the millions of Americans who won’t take the coronavirus vaccine.
Sweat’s never caught COVID and won’t just take the word of “experts” like Dr. Fauci about its safety and efficacy.
“I probably won’t get vaccinated until I got more facts and that type of stuff, but I’m not a fan of it at all,” Sweat told reporters. “I haven’t caught COVID yet. I don’t see me treating COVID until I actually get COVID.”
NFL teams want players and coaches to take the vaccine, coaches who don’t submit to the jab can’t meet in person with players, but Sweat believes getting the vaccine is a personal decision.
“My body and my choice and all,” Sweat continued.
“But everybody has their own beliefs, and they’re entitled to their own decision,” Sweat stated.
Sweat notched 16 sacks in his first two years in the league establishing himself as a pass rushing force.
The Redskins gambled taking Sweat with the 26th pick in the first round of the 2019 draft despite some pre-draft medical issues that caused many teams to shy away from a player that had top ten talent.
Redskins second year coach Ron Rivera blamed Sweat and other players who refuse to take the vaccine’s skepticism on the Internet.
“There’s a lot of messaging out there that they get off Twitter, and some of it’s good, and some of it’s bad,” Rivera added.
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