Urban Meyer

Ooops: NFL Coach Urban Meyer Suggests He Cut Players Because They Were Not Vaccinated

President Joe Biden recently called on companies to mandate COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment.

Apparently new Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer was listening.

The NFL Players Association, the players’ union, is investigating Meyer because he publicly admitted that vaccination status figured into his decision on which players to cut for the 2021 season.

While the NFL has been roundly criticized for its COVID policies, including by some players, the league has reportedly not mandated vaccines. Although in one high-profile case from late July,

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill maintained that he only got vaccinated because the NFL’s protocols for COVID were “trying to force your hand” into getting jabbed. Ironically, this week, the Titans put Tannehill on their virus reserve list after he tested positive.

In Jacksonville, the Florida Times-Union reported, “In considering who stays or goes, Coach Urban Meyer said production was a factor, along with whether a player was vaccinated or unvaccinated.”

”Everyone was considered,” Meyer told the newspaper. “That was part of the production and also (if) was he vaccinated or not. ‘To say that was a decision-maker, it certainly was under consideration.”

In response, NFLPA spokesman George Atallah told NBC Sports, “These comments have led us to open an investigation.”

It’s unclear, however, what effect the union’s investigation could have.

After all, the union has agreed to the COVID conditions.

As NBC Sports reported in Meyer’s case, “The joint NFL and NFLPA protocols have indeed created an incentive to weed out unvaccinated players. However, the rules prohibit considering vaccination status in making employment decisions. The smart approach, then, is to consider it but not say so. Meyer failed in that regard.”

The next question may be: How long before Corporate America adopts that “smart approach” in order to please lockdowners and mask-mandaters in the Democratic Party and the media?

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