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Mike Florio’s ready to absolutely unload one of the hottest coronabro takes of the COVID era. Fellow blue checkmarks are fueled with anger. They want to hit send BAD, but they want someone to go first. They all want Cam Newton’s head because the Patriots quarterback finds himself nailed to what is pretty much a five-day COVID suspension. That’s right, blue checkmarks, the guy is unvaccinated.
Fire away. You want to. Let him have it.
Monday, the Patriots issued the following statement on Cam’s situation:
“On Saturday, Cam Newton traveled to a Club-approved medical appointment that required him to leave the New England area. He received daily Covid tests, which were all negative.
“Due to a misunderstanding about tests conducted away from NFL facilities, and as required by the NFL-NFLPA protocols, Cam will be subject to the five-day entry cadence process before returning to the facility.
“Cam will continue participating virtually in team activities and return to the club facility on Thursday, August 26.”
This isn’t the best effort out of Mike, but you can clearly see where he’s going. He’s currently calculating how to best use his Twitter character allotment. It’s a big moment for Mike if he wants to get into the 2022 OutKick Woke Challenge. This is the sort of topic Mike can rail about for the next five days. A whole week of he’s sooooo selfish, just get the shot, Cam content.
One selling point to get players vaccinated is that players who aren't vaccinated cannot leave town due to the daily testing requirement. It's definitely an issue that shouldn't have been glossed over. https://t.co/Fn9yp2IzOG
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 23, 2021
#Patriots QB Cam Newton isn’t at practice because of what the team called a “misunderstanding” about tests conducted away from the facility. Only unvaccinated players are subject to daily testing, and this indicates he fell out of the testing cadence. Statement: pic.twitter.com/UDjBUF9Gyq
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 23, 2021
This also appears to be confirmation that Patriots QB Cam Newton is unvaccinated. Travel is only restricted for players who are unvaccinated.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 23, 2021