American football player Cole Beasley, who plays for the Buffalo Bills, released a statement rejecting the COVID-19 vaccination. The post is available on the athlete’s Twitter account.

The 32-year-old said he has no intention of getting vaccinated, despite restrictions on unvaccinated players in the National Football League (NFL). Security protocols require unvaccinated football players to wear masks, as well as stay in hotels. Beazley also noted that he is ready to take a risk and get sick with the coronavirus.

“I would rather die from COVID-19, but at the same time leave the real life. Some members of my family don’t have long left. I need to be with them now, despite these protocols. I don’t play for money anymore, ” he wrote.

Beasley has been playing for the Buffalo Bills since 2019. Before the transition, he defended the Dallas Cowboys colors.