As the nation is trying to get a grip on the coronavirus pandemic, many companies are making it mandatory for their employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to keep their employees safe.
ESPN, which is owned by Disney and spends billions in game rights, is one of the companies that gives employees a shot.
During an appearance on “Uncut with Jay Cutler” podcast, One ESPN personality expressed his dismay at the mandate.
“I work for a company that mandates this and I had until September 30th to get it done or I’m out,” anchor Sage Steele told Cutler, a former NFL quarterback.
Steele said she had been vaccinated but did not want to do so.
“I respect everyone’s decision, I really do, but mandating it is sickening and it’s scary in a lot of ways for me,” Steele said. “I’m just, I’m not surprised that it’s gotten to this point, especially with Disney, I mean a global company like that.”
Another ESPN collaborator, Allison Williams, a college sports sideline reporter, walked away from her role this season as she tries to conceive a second child with her husband, saying Getting vaccinated is “not in his best interest.”