Jacksonville Jaguars Coach Urban Meyer's Vax Comments Spur NFLPA Probe

Jacksonville Jaguars Head Coach Urban Meyer is under investigation by the NFL Players Association for admitting that he and Jaguar GM Trent Baalke took a player's Covid-19 vaccination status into consideration when trimming rosters down to the mandatory 53 players on Tuesday.

"Everyone was considered," Meyer said. "That was part of the [considerations such as] production, let's start talking about this, and also is he vaccinated or not? Can I say that that was a decision-maker? It was certainly in consideration."

Meyer added that a player's vaccination status was not the only thing considered when he and Baalke determined the fate of a borderline player.

George Atallah, the assistant executive director for external affairs for the NFLPA, told ESPN via email that Meyer's statements "have led us to open an investigation."

Meyer also admitted that current league protocols for unvaccinated players could significantly impact his team's chances of winning games this upcoming season, citing star defensive end Josh Allen's having been placed on the Covid-19 reserve list and missing the last two preseason games.

And on Wednesday, the Jaguars released a statement in response to this controversy, which you can read below.

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