On Saturday, NLE Choppa used to Twitter to criticise the NFL after it was reported that unvaccinated players would face fines of $14,650 for breaking its COVID-19 protocols.
In since-deleted tweets, Deandre Hopkins and Leonard Fournette also chastised the league’s decision.
Choppa wrote, “Fvck the NFL And Those Vaccines.”
“Y’all going start listening to me, I been told y’all what’s actually going on,” he continued in a follow-up tweet.
“Never imagined I’d say this, but being put in a position to injure my team because I don’t want to take the vaccine is making me wonder my future in the NFL,” Hopkins said.
It is “league protocol,” according to Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians, who estimates that more than 85 percent of his team’s roster will get vaccinated during final cuts.
In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, Arians said, “We’re going to have a very serious conversation. I don’t like fining players, but I won’t tell anyone to put on a mask. They’ll just get slapped with a $14,000 fine.”
“This yeaNLE Choppa Blasts NFL For Fining Unvaccinated Players: ‘F*ck The NFL’r, a vaccinated player will be tested 14 times,” he stated.
“A player who has not been immunised will be tested 140.”
Y’all gone start listening to me I been told y’all what’s really going on
— NLE Choppa (@Nlechoppa1) July 24, 2021
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