UPDATED 7/20, 12:25 p.m. ET: Retweeting a ProFootballTalk suggestion that the NFL let vaccinated players skip marijuana tests, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley wrote on Tuesday morning, “I’ll get vaccinated and be an advocate for it if Pfizer puts a percentage of its earnings from the vaccine in my wife’s name.”
Quote-tweeting Beasley shortly after, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban offered, “I’ll tell you what Cole. You get vaccinated and promote vaccination on all your social, I’ll buy your wife a share of Pfizer stock. It pays a 3.78% dividend. That way she is getting a percentage of Pfizer’s earnings. Deal?”
Beasley hasn’t responded, but he did reply to several people telling him to get off social media—citing his own past statements in favor of staying offline—by saying “when the season begins I will go back to that.”
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“Yeah, and it should upset them,” Irvin said of the Cowboys at a recent charity event. “It should upset them. Dude, you’re not thinking right. You’re not thinking right. Whatever you got, I don’t give a damn. … Nothing else can be more important. You’re not going to get this [winning a Super Bowl] easily. Nothing else could be more important. … Jimmy [Johnson] made that abundantly clear [during Irvin’s playing career]. Nothing else is more important. And not being one of the [teams] says there’s other things to a great number of people on this team that are more important than winning championships, and that makes me worried.”
The NFL Network reports that 13 teams have crossed the 85 percent threshold for player vaccinations. The Cowboys are not one of them. When teams reach an 85 percent vaccination rate, the COVID-19 restrictions lighten, making it easier to focus on the task at hand: Winning the Super Bowl.