Isaiah McKenzie did not want to lose anymore money, so he went out and did the right thing.
Earlier this week, the Buffalo Bills WR and teammate Cole Beasley disclosed they were fined for violating the NFL’s COVID-19 protocol.
McKenzie tweeted out a picture of the letter he was sent by the NFL detailing multiple documented violations of the protocol. He said in a subsequent tweet that he was fined $14,650.
“They got me!” McKenzie wrote. “@NFL you win!”
On Saturday, McKenzie posted on Instagram an image of himself holding up his vaccination card, showing he has received his first shot. McKenzie captioned the image, “For the greater good.”
“It’s unfortunate when players get fined,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said Thursday. “That being said, these rules have been agreed upon and in place and well-communicated for some time. And so it’s important for us that we focus on being safe and healthy — that’s No. 1 and that’s always been No. 1 — and then No. 2 is doing our best to stay focused on the goal and the purpose of why we’re here — which is to win football games.”
According to the league’s letter, McKenzie’s discipline comes after he failed to wear a mask in the team facility on multiple occasions while walking through the indoor fieldhouse into the training room and again in the meeting area of the weight room “while gathered near other players after the offensive meeting.”
The penalties of being caught again were only going to be worse from there.