Dak Prescott declined to state whether he was received a vaccine for COVID-19, and at the same time, upset a ton of people on social media.
The Dallas Cowboys quarterback said that he wouldn’t push teammates one way or another with their decisions when it comes to the subject.
“For me I think it’s important just for everybody to educate themselves on the reason of why to get vaccinated and why it can either help in their cause or maybe help the world,” Prescott said in an interview with Newy Scruggs of NBC DFW.
Prescott said he would leave that decision-making process up to each of his teammates to decide for themselves.
“But it’s not necessarily something I’d like to share or something I’d like to promote or say ‘hey, you should, you shouldn’t,’” Prescott said. “Because when you’re putting in a vaccination obviously you’re putting something that’s foreign that obviously the experts put together and made the decision that that’s the best way to go about it, but it’s all up to your belief and I’m not the one to try to move people and tell them, ‘hey, you need to do this, you need to do that’ because we all react individual to everything.”
Here’s how social media responded:
“I’m a Dak supporter. I like the guy. I’m glad he got paid. I’m glad he’s our QB & I admire how his teammates view him as a leader. But once again, the dude disappoints when it comes to these off the field issues. His stance on kneeling.His stance on vaccines. Very disappointing.”
“It affects everybody that will come in contact with him, so of course it’s not a personal decision”
“Not for a private business whose paying you enormous sums of money. Sorry bud. Imagine getting a variant and ruining everyone’s season in organization and/or spreading it.”
Aside from his vaccination status, Prescott reportedly provided the Mississippi State baseball team with gifts amid their run to the College World Series. He was present for Game 2 of the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, on Tuesday night, and he gave every Bulldogs team member a pair of Beats headphones.
Mississippi State beat Vanderbilt 13-2 in Game 2 to force a decisive Game 3, which will be played Wednesday in Omaha.