New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is still having to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine.
Nearly a week after the six-time Super Bowl winning coach said that veteran quarterback Cam Newton was not cut due to his vaccination status, and that many vaccinated players and staff members have been impacted by COVID, Belichick clarified his statement on Monday, saying “no player has been released or kept because of their vaccination status.”
“That’s not part of the equation,” he said. “My comment relative to the vaccinations is that’s an individual decision for each person to make. As a team, we’re better off if everyone is vaccinated, and that being said, even if everyone is vaccinated, that doesn’t solve all our problems. As we’ve seen, multiple players, assistant coaches, head coaches throughout the league have tested positive for COVID even after they have been vaccinated.”
“It is still incumbent upon us to be vigilant in our daily hygiene and decision-making for the health and