Bills Star Cole Beasley And ‘Shark Tank’s’ Mark Cuban Spar Over NFL Vaccine Mandate

By Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA - Cole Beasley, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51527336

Buffalo Bills star Cole Beasley was jeered by fans during Sunday’s home game despite the team absolutely crushing the Houston Texans, and the wide receiver believes it was over his anti-vaxx stance rather than his performance.

“Only place I get boo’d is at our home stadium,” he complained on Twitter. “Then some of the same people want me to take pictures and sign autographs.”

“I thought bills fans were the best in the world? Where’d they go?” Beasley lamented. “If the vaccine works then why do vaxxed people need to be protected from unvaxxed?”

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban chose to chime in and shame the pro for his choice to remain unvaccinated.

“Bease, the problem isn’t so much your choice as it is your logic. You know the rules that apply to your choice, and that is yours to make,” Cuban interjected. “But the examples you give as the basis for why you make your choice are questionable.”

“I didn’t get it cause I do not need it. What other explanation do you need? The fact that I need to explain any reason for my own choice is the problem,” Beasley fired back. “That’s the whole point. The risks are not the same for everyone.”

“It is 100% your decision to make, just as it is 100% the decision of business owners to determine how they want to access the risks Covid brings to their businesses and set the guidelines they think work best,” the Mavericks’ owner responded.

Cuban explained that protecting employees and customers is “good for business,” and that he requires vaccinations due to his rising healthcare costs associated with COVID-19.

“When emps and customers don’t agree, they go elsewhere. It is their choice,” Cuban remarked. “That is the way business works.”

Beasley called out the NFL for being willing to “do whatever to protect the money,” but wishes the league would fess up to being worried about the bottom line, rather than “pretending” the mandate is for players’ safety.

“Then maybe the narrative that unvaxxed are selfish assholes will go away and we can be United again instead of divided,” he concluded.

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Michael Slaughter
19 days ago

Didn’t Cuban inherit his wealth?
In the meantime I think Beasleys rationale is why I served my country. Freedom to choose. Semper Fi