Mac Engel: Bills WR Cole Beasley runs wrong route with COVID-19 stance

Mac Engel, Fort Worth Star-Telegram on

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FORT WORTH, Texas — Cole Beasley made an NFL career out of his 5-foot-8 frame because he's never been afraid to go over the middle with his body, and now he's done so with his mouth.

The pride of Little Elm, Texas, and an SMU alum spoke for millions of Americans on Thursday with his "Twitter take" about the COVID-19 vaccinations, and in doing so exposed a major problem for the NFL and the country.

He responded to this tweet from CNN, "Dr. Anthony Fauci says that people vaccinated against Covid-19 do not need to wear masks outside."

The Centers for Disease Control made a similar announcement.

Beasley responded, "I do that without being vaccinated. Is this illegal now?"

Wonder if SMU wants that degree back.


This is not what the NFL, nor medical officials, want to hear.

It is, however, how millions of Americans feel.

After the responses poured in, he asked rhetorically, "Until we all share the same opinion or belief we are considered ignorant. I don't understand. You feel how you feel and I respect that. It doesn't always make me wrong or a bad person cause I don't agree with you."

He then asked, "If you get vaccinated you are good? So if I don't I shouldn't pass it on to you regardless, right? That's a serious question. I don't really know how these things work I'm not a doctor."


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