Vaccine

ESPN reporter Allison Williams leaving network over COVID-19 vaccine mandate

ESPN sideline reporter Allison Williams

Allison Williams said last month that she was remaining unvaccinated while she and her husband are trying to get pregnant. (Alika Jenner/Getty Images)

ESPN reporter Allison Williams is leaving the network over her decision not to get a COVID-19 vaccine, Williams said Friday on Instagram.

Disney, ESPN’s parent company, has implemented a coronavirus mandate for all employees that will go into effect Thursday. Williams said last month that she was unvaccinated and planned to remain that way while she and her husband were trying to have a second child.

Williams said in a video that she was denied a “request for accommodation” from ESPN, and that she will be “separated” from the company next week.

“Belief is a word I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, because in addition to the medical apprehensions regarding my desire to have another child in regards to receiving this injection, I am also so

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ESPN’s Sage Steele slams network’s ‘sick,’ ‘scary’ vaccine mandate, says she got the shot before deadline

ESPN‘s “SportsCenter” host Sage Steele knocked her network’s vaccine mandate, suggesting during an interview she was forced to get the shot before a Sept. 30 deadline. 

In a preview exchange from former NFL player Jay Cutler’s “Uncut” podcast, Steele was asked about the band-aid she had on her arm.

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“So I got my shot today,” Sage revealed in the Wednesday episode. 

“You took it a long way,” Cutler reacted. 

“I did,” Sage laughed. “I just… I didn’t want to do it. But I work for a company that mandates it and I had until September 30 to get it done or I’m out.”

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 09: Cisco Chief Technologist Chintan Patel and TV personality Sage Steele during a panel discussion at SXSW on March 9, 2018 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Cisco Systems, Inc.)

AUSTIN, TX – MARCH 09: Cisco Chief Technologist Chintan Patel and TV personality Sage Steele during a panel discussion at SXSW on March 9, 2018 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Jesse

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Rich Eisen Says His COVID-19 Experience Is Tale of Vaccine Triumph

Rich Eisen thought he was about to head off a long-planned vacation to Italy earlier this month, but he wound up being quarantined in a Boston hotel room for 10 days after testing positive for COVID-19.

Eisen, the longtime NFL Network analyst and host of Peacock’s daily “The Rich Eisen Show,” has been vaccinated since February. He was shocked to learn that his COVID test in preparation for his flight to Italy came back positive, only five days after his most recent negative test. Less than 48 hours after he noticed a tickle in the back of his throat that he chalked up to allergies, Eisen was suddenly under quarantine orders.

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