Buffalo Bills receiver Cole Beasley has reportedly been fined for COVID-19 violations this season. According to a source, the NFL player has been fined around $100,000 for violating the league’s protocols, per the Daily Caller.
Beasley, who recently tested positive, is obliged to follow strict rules. “Just to be clear Covid is not keeping me out of this game. The rules are,” Beasley wrote in an Instagram post.
He continued, “Vaxxed players are playing with Covid every week now because they don’t test. One of my vaxxed teammates is in the hospital missing games. I’m sure he didn’t get this same energy. Thank you for those who support. Everyone else, if you don’t get what’s happening then there is nothing anybody can do for you.”
In September, Beasley and teammate Reid Ferguson both offered to buy tickets for fans to away games since the Bills are requiring proof of the injection for all spectators at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, New York this season. The players told unvaccinated fans via social media that if they bought tickets to a road game, the players would pick up the tab.
While he has personally refused to get vaccinated, Beasley said in August that he’s not for or against the injection, but rather he considers himself ‘pro-choice’ and is opposed to any mandates.
Due to the pandemic, the Bills largely played to an empty house in 2020 until 6,700 fans were permitted to attend a pair of home playoff games. This season, the Bills have sold nearly 96 percent of home tickets while averaging 68,660 fans per game (12th in the NFL), according to league statistics.
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