• The NFL and NFL Players Association have agreed to halt daily COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated players,
  • The NFL’s most recent COVID-19 data release reported that 95% of players and nearly 100% of staff members are vaccinated. The change will apply to a small group of people.
  • With only eight teams left in the playoffs, there are roughly 12 unvaccinated players remaining, a source told ESPN. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, whose 90-day testing exemption following a positive case was set to expire soon, is one of them.
  • The NFL began experiencing an omicron-fueled spike in mid-December. From Dec. 12 to Jan. 8, 756 players and 478 staff members tested positive. The majority were asymptomatic, according to the league, prompting a shift away from daily testing.

Source: espn.com

NFL World Reacts To Friday’s Aaron Rodgers News

  • When the president of the United States says, ‘This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,’ it’s because him and his constituents, which, I don’t know how there are any if you watch any of his attempts at public speaking, but I guess he got 81 million votes,” Rodgers said in an interview with ESPN.
  • That was just one part of a wide-ranging interview with ESPN’s Kevin Van Valkenburg this week. Rodgers also made it clear he doesn’t want to apologize for being himself.
  • “I don’t want to apologize for being myself,” he said in the interview. “I just want to be myself.”
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Source: thespun.com