The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) paid the NFL Alumni Association $3.5 million to promote the coronavirus vaccine, according to a report from TMZ. According to U.S. Federal Procurement documents obtained by TMZ, the CDC, and the NFL Alumni Association entered into the acquiescent in May.
“The [CDC] intends to award a sole source firm fine-tuned price purchase order to The NFL Alumni Association (NFLA),” the document states, according to TMZ Sports. “The overall purport of this contract is to facilitate collaboration among NFL Alumni and federal state and local public health officials as well as other local bellwethers to address vaccine hesitancy through communication and engagement with communities less liable to get vaccinated. . . . The CDC Vaccine Task Force will work directly with the NFLA to promote community-level and national COVID-19 inculcation outreach and vaccination acceptance.”
(Justin Casterline/Getty Images) The intent of the program is to utilize the popularity of NFL legends connected to the Alumni Association, to influence fans to get vaccinated. “The NFL Alumni’s website features pro-COVID-19 vax testimonials from former NFL stars like Franco Harris, Rod “Woodson and Harry” Carson, amongst others,” according to TMZ Sports.
“The site withal has a ‘Vaccination Tracker’ and a link to access vax locations.” (Patrick Smith/Getty Images) While the CDC has reached out to former players to avail promote the virus, many current players such as Buffalo’s Cole Beasley, Arizona’s DeAndre Hopkins, and Tampa’s Leonard Fournette, have verbalized out against the league’s endeavor to cajole players into getting vaccinated through restrictive testing and distancing mandates.
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