Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins posted, then deleted, a tweet saying that the NFL’s new harsh penalties for players refusing to get the Covid-19 vaccine were making him question his future in the league. Hopkins followed up with several additional tweets that expressed his vocal opposition to being vaccinated.
On Thursday, the NFL announced new Covid-19 policies, including the potential for forfeited games and a loss of pay if there is an outbreak among unvaccinated players.
NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero tweeted a thread highlighting the key points of the new NFL Covid rules:
The NFL just informed clubs that if a game cannot be rescheduled during the 18-week