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Steelers Among NFL’s Least Vaccinated, Players To Wear Bracelets During Practice

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The Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they will monitor the team’s vaccination status using yellow bracelets to mark players who have yet to receive their COVID shot.

Players are instructed to wear the bracelets during training camps and for the foreseeable future. Head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about the team’s progress with vaccines and how Pittsburgh can benefit from the new bracelets.

“We really kind of moved on, to be honest with you,” said Tomlin. “That’s why we wanted to be so proactive about addressing it, so we’re not spending a whole bunch of time thinking or talking about it. So, it’s a non-issue for us, thankfully, due to the efforts and willingness of our guys. We’re focused on football.”

According to the AP, 85% of the Steelers roster has been vaccinated, with the new system in place to encourage the remaining players to get vaccinated.

The Steelers aren’t the only NFL team implementing the new ruling. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they will be using a similar system leading up to the start of the new season, marking unvaccinated players with red bracelets.

Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette jokingly admitted on Twitter that he remains hesitant about the mandatory vaccination ruling, but he then deleted the incriminating tweet.

Commissioner Roger Goodell and the league announced that unvaccinated players league-wide will be fined $14,650 for any COVID guideline infractions.

Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Guided by Kevin Harlan on one shoulder, Eli Manning on the other, Alejandro joins the OutKick community with an authentic passion for sports, pop culture, America, and episodes of Jeopardy!

 

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  1. The vaccine has been estimated to have killed 47,000 people and that’s just through one reporting system. Apparently there are over ten different reporting systems so that 47,000 number is just the tip of the iceberg. The virus itself has 600,000 people but a lot of them are died with COVID not from COVID. This whole thing is a complete sham and it blows my mind that millions of healthy people will blindly take this vaccine at the governments word that’s it’s safe. Give me a break. This is and has been about control, eventually leading to a social credit score. The cool kids vs the losers like high school all over again but this time backed and enforced by the government. And people are just willingly sitting back and taking this shit. Crazy times

      • You are out of your mind, you clearly don’t know anything, so don’t spout off like you do. You can’t trust any “reporting” from any government agency. We still don’t have verified deaths actually caused by covid. Why, because of of lies, misrepresentation. Only a complete idiot would touting some number I believe you pulled out of thin air. The White House staff has yet to be fully vaccinated and they said this weekend there is no mandate for them to be… why? Why? Didn’t they also say last week that the unvaccinated were killing people?

        • It’s not pulled out of anything. Three people have died from blood clots after getting the vaccine. Those are the only verified deaths that can be contributed to the vaccine. Period. That’s a fact.

          More than 99% of people dying of Covid are unvaccinated. That is also a fact.

      • Where has it been “proven” to be one of the safest vaccines ever? Dr. Fauci and the CDC saying so? If it’s so safe why is half the country obviously not convinced? I guess you’re accusing 150 million people of being “insane”? Maybe you need
        To read up more.

        • I’m not saying they’re insane. If you don’t want the vaccine then don’t take it. That’s your choice. What I’m saying is that out of almost 200 million people only 3 have died as a cause of the vaccine. That is an insanely safe vaccine.

  2. What purpose does “wearing a yellow bracelet” serve in Football? Is that like a QB wearing a red jersey? Do the yellow bracelet guys use a separate locker room and showers? Do the bracelets ward off evil spirits? … … … Does Nancy Pelosi’s husband own stock in the company that makes the yellow bracelets ??????

  3. How much will vaccinated players get fined for covid infractions? Just a couple weeks ago 6 Yankees players who had been vaccinated tested positive and forced a game to be canceled. What’s the difference? Again, what a player’s union they’ve got there in the nfl to sit back and allow this. Might as well be an extension of Goodell’s office.

  4. The White House doesn’t have a mandate. They aren’t all vaccinated at the White House. So cut the crap. Get it if you want, don’t if you don’t want it. If you have the vaccine, why are you concerned if someone else doesn’t? Because you have either, control issues, or you have mental issues to deal with, apparently your fear of life is debilitating.

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