NFL coach FIRED over being UNVACCINATED. Tony Dungy has VALID questions.

Rick Dennison was fired today from his job as offensive line coach and run game coordinator with the Minnesota Vikings, after two season with the team and TWENTY-SEVEN years overall NFL coaching. His offense: he refused to accept a Covid-19 vaccine.

ESPN reports that “all tier 1 staff, including coaches, front-office executives, equipment managers and scouts,” are required to be vaccinated.

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In a memo released by the league this summer, the NFL said any unvaccinated Tier 1 staff member must provide a valid religious or medical reason for not receiving the vaccine. Losing Tier 1 status prohibits coaches from being on the field and in meeting rooms and having direct interactions with players.

The Vikings noted in their statement that Dennison does not have a vaccination exemption.

That statement says they are still talking to him about it. But for now, he’s been booted.

Outspoken evangelical Christian Tony Dungy, formerly an NFL player and coach, head coach of the Buccaneers and the Colts, who is now a sports analyst, had some valid responses to the apparent firing – or what may end up being temporary sidelining – of Dennison.

He first shared the story with a note that he’s curious how it will turn out, and wondering aloud whether there’s a league mandate or whether such firings are decided on a team by team basis.

After people responded, he responded to them.



He then asked again about it being mandated from above or whether individual teams have some leeway in dealing with tier 1 employees that refuse the vaccine. I still didn’t see an answer. He asked another really very valid question.

Meanwhile the NFL has announced this policy.

They are definitely allowing players to be unvaccinated and then hyping a whole-team punishment (and no firings) in the extremely unlikely event of a team outbreak. So they created a policy that will probably never get tested but they can use to cover their butts? YOU DON’T SAY.

This from Dungy is a good summary of the nonsense double-standard.

This is EXACTLY the question. If such muscle is needed for SCIENCE reasons with staff, why isn’t SCIENCE the same for big name players? For big name coaches, even?

Could it be that the NFL wants to have their cake and eat it too? Pander to the nannies but without hurting the big names necessary to their entire business model?

COULD IT BE THAT MAJOR ORGANIZATIONS, COMPANIES, STATE GOVERNMENTS AND FEDERAL AGENCIES ARE MAKING DECISIONS FOR REASONS OTHER THAN STRICT, UNBIASED, SCIENTIFIC AND MEDICAL REASONS?

Noooo waaaaaayyyyy!!!!!!

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