McKenzie, 26, shared the replace on his Instagram Tales Saturday morning, exhibiting his vaccination card with a caption that learn “for the larger good.”
On Thursday, McKenzie shared a letter from the NFL informing him that he had been fined $14,6500 for violating the league’s masks coverage whereas in a crew facility.
“Your refusal to put on a masks occurred after you had been knowledgeable that it was required for unvaccinated gamers as set forth in your 2021 membership self-discipline schedule and as reiterated by signage all through the membership facility stating that unvaccinated gamers could also be topic to fines/self-discipline for failing to put on a masks,” the memo learn. “Your refusal to put on a masks additionally occurred shortly after league employees gave a presentation on Aug. 25 concerning the NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 Protocols (the ‘Protocols’), together with the mask-wearing requirement and that unvaccinated gamers are topic to fines/self-discipline for refusal to put on a masks. As well as, by letter dated July 27, 2021, you obtained a written warning for refusing to put on a masks and had been particularly suggested that ‘future violations of the Protocols will end in elevated self-discipline, together with for conduct detrimental.’ Nonetheless, as famous above, you once more refused to put on a masks on the membership facility.”
Wideout Cole Beasley, who entered a five-day reentry course of earlier this week after he was round a full vaccinated Payments coach who examined Positive, stated he was additionally fined.
Beasley and three different gamers, all who’re unvaccinated, examined unfavourable however had been required to be faraway from the power, per league coverage. A vaccinated participant who exams unfavourable after coming in touch with a Positive case wouldn’t be topic to the five-day reentry course of.
McKenzie’s resolution to get vaccinated additionally comes simply days after head coach Sean McDermott expressed his frustrations with the crew’s COVID scenario.
“There’s folks’s livelihoods at stake when it comes to, you understand, folks’s jobs, folks’s performances… is judged off of wins and losses or how effectively an individual does ‘X’ or ‘Y’ and a few of that’s dependent upon different members of the crew,” he advised reporters on Thursday.
“If this had been an actual [regular season] week, having the gamers out that we’ve had, that makes it onerous to win video games that manner. That’s the aggressive piece of this.”