Head football coaches are under increased scrutiny.
Two were recently let go for off-the-field reasons.
Now another football coach was fired and the shocking reason why will enrage you.
Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and LSU Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron are both out at their respective institutions over non-football-related issues.
And Washington State Cougars head coach Nick Rolovich just got added to the list.
Hired in 2020, Rolovich is being let go by the university for refusing to bend the knee to the COVID regime.
Rolovich refused to abide by a vaccine mandate, and now he’s looking for work.
From Fox News:
“Washington State football’s Nick Rolovich and four assistants are out of the program after failing to meet a mandate that required state educational employees to receive the coronavirus vaccine by Oct. 18, the school said. Rolovich, Ricky Logo, John Richardson, Craig Stuzmann and Mark Weber were not in compliance with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s proclamation on state employees getting the vaccine, and the sides began the ‘separation process’ based on the terms of their contracts.”
The COVID regime has to be loving this.
Its members have been given considerable power to hire, fire, and strongarm powerful institutions.
Last year, the San Francisco 49ers and various teams for the Stanford Cardinal were forced to leave the state for home games due to a draconian COVID lockdown procedure.
A year later, the insane mandates have only gotten more authoritarian.
Washington State’s athletic director Pat Chun said of the terminations:
“This is a disheartening day for our football program. Our priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of the young men on our team. The leadership on our football team is filled with young men of character, selflessness and resiliency, and we are confident these same attributes will help guide this program as we move forward.”
College-aged scholarship athletes are one of the groups least vulnerable to the coronavirus, yet all of these totalitarian measures are being done in the name of protecting them.
The death rate for people aged 18-24 in peak physician condition is virtually zero.
However, the crackdowns are getting worse.
Brooklyn Nets star point guard Kyrie Irving is likely going to miss the entire 2021-22 season and may have to retire because of his refusal to get the jab.
Rolovich initially intended to get around the COVID mandates:
— Nick Rolovich (@NickRolovich) July 21, 2021
But the COVID regime refuses to accept any dissent.
It’s absurd that people are losing their livelihoods for refusing a vaccine for a virus that has a 99.8% survival rate.
Unfortunately, many more people are going to lose their jobs because of the media-created hysteria and division.