ESPN college football reporter Allison Williams has decided to step down from her role during the upcoming season due to her network’s coronavirus vaccine requirements.
Williams announced her decision on Twitter Thursday, saying that she decided to forego the vaccine to focus on her plans to have a second child.
“This was a deeply difficult decision to make, and it’s not something I take lightly,” Williams wrote. “I understand vaccines have been essential in the effort to end this pandemic; however, taking the vaccine at this time is not in my best interest.”
This will be the first fall in the last 15 years I won’t be on the sidelines for College Football.
My heart hurts posting this but I’m at peace with my decision. pic.twitter.com/np5V3gdrfW
— Allison Williams (@AllisonW_Sports) September 9, 2021
“I must put my family and personal health first,” Williams continued.