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Former College Coach To Sue Over Vax Refusal Firing

Yahoo Sports reports: An attorney for former Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich announced on Wednesday that the coach plans to take legal action against the school. Rolovich was fired for cause on Monday after a religious accommodation request wasn’t granted for his decision to not take the COVID-19 vaccine. The firing occurred because of a state deadline that essentially …

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College Fires Football Coach For Defying Vax Mandate

ESPN reports: Washington State fired football coach Nick Rolovich and four of his assistants on Monday after they refused to comply with a mandate that all state employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee had set a deadline of Monday for thousands of state employees, including the Cougars’ coaches, to be vaccinated against the coronavirus or risk losing …

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NFL Coach Quits After Racist, Anti-Gay Emails Surface

Fox Sports reports: Jon Gruden’s time in the NFL is over. According to multiple reports, Gruden informed his staff he will resign as head coach after a series of emails showed him delivering racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments in emails during his time at ESPN. Gruden later announced through the Raiders he was resigning. “I have resigned as Head Coach …

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Buffalo Bills: Fans Must Be Vaxxed, No Photos Of Cards

Changing America reports: Two NFL teams will require fans to be vaccinated to attend games. On Tuesday, the Buffalo Bills announced that all fans over the age of 12 will be required to show proof of vaccination in order to attend games. The Las Vegas Raiders previously announced it would require that fans be vaccinated to attend home games. From …

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Twitter Rips Anti-Vax NFL Star For Dropping Pass: Well, He Did Tell Us That He Can’t Catch Anything [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: During Sunday’s NFL season opener as the Buffalo Bills hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers, fans kept close watch of the unvaccinated Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley. As soon as Beasley dropped a pass in the first quarter, Twitter was ready with jeers and heckles to mock the receiver who couldn’t catch a football while also believing he can’t catch …

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VIRAL VIDEO: College Football Fans Catch Falling Cat

ESPN reports: The most notable catch on Saturday during the game between No. 22 Miami and Appalachian State didn’t even happen on the field. Wasn’t even a football. It was a cat. The cat somehow got into Hard Rock Stadium, then got caught by one of its paws off the facade of the upper deck. It eventually fell to the …

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Las Vegas NFL Team Is First To Mandate Vax For Fans

Via press release from the Las Vegas Raiders: The Las Vegas Raiders will require all attendees at home games to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination through CLEAR’s free mobile app and Health Pass feature, allowing fans to attend games without wearing a mask. The policy will take effect for the first regular season home game, September 13 against the Baltimore …

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Ravens QB Got COVID Twice, Won’t Commit To Vax

ESPN reports: Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was noncommittal on whether he would get vaccinated after getting infected with COVID-19 twice in the past eight months, saying it was a “personal decision.” “I just got off the COVID list,” Jackson said after Monday’s practice when asked if he would get the vaccine. “I got to talk to my team about …

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Dallas Cowboys QB: Vaccine Questions Violate HIPAA

The Hill reports: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott on Friday declined to disclose his vaccine status, saying doing so violates his privacy. Prescott made the comment in a news conference when a reporter noted that running back Ezekiel Elliott said he had been vaccinated. “I don’t necessarily think that’s exactly important. I think that’s HIPAA,” Prescott said when asked about …

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Minnesota Vikings Coach Out After Refusing Vaccine

ESPN reports: After refusing to receive a vaccine for COVID-19, Rick Dennison is out as a Minnesota Vikings assistant coach, sources told ESPN on Friday. Dennison, who had served as the Vikings’ offensive line coach/run game coordinator the past two seasons, is believed to be the first NFL position coach to leave his team after choosing not to receive a …

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NFL: Teams May Forfeit Games Over COVID Outbreaks

The Bleacher Report reports: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to the league’s 32 teams Thursday stating an inability to field a competitive roster for a scheduled game during the 2021 season because of a COVID-19 outbreak among unvaccinated players or staff members will be deemed “conduct detrimental” to the NFL. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network provided a copy …

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NFL Fines DC Team $10M In Sexual Harassment Probe

USA Today reports: With the investigation into the allegations of rampant sexual misconduct within the Washington football team organization complete, the NFL has fined the franchise $10 million, the league announced on Thursday. The investigation, conducted by independent counsel Beth Wilkinson, spanned roughly a year and included interviews with more than 150 people, many of them current or former employees …

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New NFL Ad Declares That “Football Is Gay” [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: As Pride Month comes to a close, the NFL has released a new commercial that makes clear its support and embrace of the LGBTQ+ community. The 30-second spot begins with the line, “Football is gay” as light cheering plays in the background. “Football is lesbian. Football is beautiful. Football is queer. Football is life. Football is exciting. …

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First Ever Active NFL Player Comes Out As Gay [VIDEO]

ESPN reports: Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib on Monday became the first active NFL player to come out as gay. Nassib, 28, made the announcement in an Instagram post. “What’s up people?” Nassib posted. “I’m at my house here in West Chester, Pennsylvania. I just want to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay. I’ve been …

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Rose Bowl Moves To TX Over CA Lockdown Rules

ESPN reports: The College Football Playoff semifinal scheduled to take place at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California, has been moved to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the Rose Bowl announced Saturday. The game will take place Jan. 1 and be broadcast by ESPN. According to the release, the decision to move the game was based on the growing …

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NFL Issues National Coming Out Day PSA [VIDEO]

ESPN reports: The NFL has launched a series of initiatives associated with LGBTQ History Month, which includes National Coming Out Day on Sunday and Spirit Day on Thursday. Included are a dedicated website (NFL.com/PRIDE ); a PSA celebrating former NFL players who have come out and voicing support; expanded partnerships with GLAAD and The Trevor Project; a pride-themed NFL shield; …

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NFL Team Reports League’s First COVID Outbreak

ESPN reports: The Tennessee Titans have closed their facilities until Saturday after three players and five team personnel members tested positive for the coronavirus, the NFL announced Tuesday. The eight new positive tests have been confirmed after additional testing, a source told ESPN’s Kevin Seifert. Those who tested positive have been asymptomatic as of Tuesday morning, a source told ESPN’s …

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NFL Fans Boo Moment Of Silence For Racial Equality

The Guardian reports: The NFL season on Thursday night got off to a dismal start, and exposed the pernicious sentiments of many in America, when some fans jeered what the league described as “a moment of silence dedicated to the ongoing fight for equality in our country.” The incident was particularly striking because it was meant as a show of …

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NFL To Stencil “End Racism” In End Zones Of Stadiums

NBC Sports reports: The NFL will join other sports leagues in putting social justice messages on the playing field this season. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on a conference call this afternoon that the league will stencil “End racism” and “It takes all of us” in the end zones at each stadium this fall. “The NFL stands with the black …

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Iowa State To Allow 25,000 Fans At Season Opener

The Washington Post reports: Iowa State announced Monday that it will allow approximately 25,000 fans into Jack Trice Stadium for the Cyclones’ season-opening football game against Louisiana on Sept. 12, even though the state of Iowa has seen its number of coronavirus cases skyrocket in recent weeks. According to The Washington Post’s state-by-state database, Iowa has seen a 92 percent …

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