If you’re an unvaccinated player in the NFL, life is pretty hard for you.
The National Football League has not mandated players to get the COVID-19 vaccine but they are making it extremely hard for players to be able to have a normal season with new guidelines and punishments. The league is reportedly working on a new angle to single out those that don’t get vaccinated, by having unvaccinated players wear bright-colored wristbands.
The NFL is allowing teams around the league to make their own decision on forcing unvaccinated players to wear these wristbands, according to Adam Schefter. The NFLPA doesn’t seem to be totally on board with the move to purposefully identify certain players by essentially putting a mark on them.
The news about the colored wristbands coincided with the report that 13 NFL staffers and four players have tested positive for COVID-19 this month despite being fully vaccinated.