NFL Players' Association to 'look into' comments made by Urban Meyer
Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer could be in trouble with the NFL Players’ Association.
Meyer made comments on Tuesday about the factors that went into the cuts the Jaguars made in order to get down to a 53-man roster. He said whether or not a player is vaccinated was a consideration when making cuts.
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”Everyone was considered,” Meyer told reporters, via ProFootballTalk. “That was part of the production and also was he vaccinated or not. To say that was a decision-maker, it certainly was under consideration.”
It didn’t take long for the NFLPA to raise a red flag. Spokesperson George Atallah says the association will be looking into any potential violations.
The NFLPA's George Atallah on Urban Meyer's comments today about players' vaccination status being considered in Jaguars' roster decisions: "This is a concern and we are going to look into it."
— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) August 31, 2021
Players in the NFL have been strongly encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but releasing players because of their vaccination status is against league rules.
Meyer will make his NFL head coaching debut on Sept. 12 against the Houston Texans.