Cole Beasley tested positive for COVID-19, forcing him to miss Sunday’s crucial game vs the Patriots. Though Beasley is among seemingly hundreds of NFL players that have contracted the virus, the Bills WR is perhaps most associated with the rebellion of the vaccine to help combat the virus, or at least its symptoms.
After getting the test results, Beasley poked his nose at protocols, stating that “COVID is not keeping me out of this game. The rules are.”
Though Beasley may be feeling fine, he’s still a risk to spread the virus and it’s the league’s protocols that have kept him sidelined for at least 10 days in order to prevent such from happening.
It’s these protocols which Beasley seems like he couldn’t care less about.
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the collective total of Beasley’s fines from breaking these protocols is now around $100,000.
Mortensen added that Beasley will still receive his game check for Sunday, despite being out due to a positive case.
Keep in mind, Beasley has not been fined for being unvaccinated. The 32-year-old has every right to choose whether he wants to get the shot, but the fines have come as a result of directly breaking the league’s protocols.
Per CBS Boston, earlier this week, he complained that his vaccinated teammate who was in the hospital due to COVID “didn’t get this same energy” from folks who have been critical of Beasley.
The NFL has made it clear, if Beasley wants to keep his antics alive, it will cost him, both in his wallet and in the face of public perception, at least for some people.