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Monday, October 18, 2021

Nick Rolovich is out as the Washington State football coach after refusing to become vaccinated against COVID-19 - a requirement for all state employees - the school announced Monday evening. Assistant coaches Ricky Logo, John Richardson, Craig Stutzmann and Mark Weber are also out, the school said ...

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Rolovich was the highest-paid state employee with an annual salary of more than $3 million in a contract that runs through 2025. He has been asked repeatedly for weeks to expand upon the reasoning for his refusal to get vaccinated but has declined to provide clarity.

"While much has been made of the relatively small number of university employees who are not complying with the Governor's mandate, we are immensely gratified that nearly 90 percent of WSU employees and 97 percent of our students are now vaccinated," said Washington State president Kirk Schulz. "WSU students, faculty, and staff understand the importance of getting vaccinated and wearing masks so that we can safely return to in-person learning and activities. I am proud of all those members of our community who have set the example and taken the steps to protect not just themselves, but their fellow Cougs."

How can you ask men to play for one another when failing to live by the same code? By refusing to put the public good (which is government's implicit prime directive) over your own, you're saying that YOU are more important than everyone else depending on you to practice what you preach and take the social responsibility of mitigating the spread of the virus for those most susceptible to likely life-threatening harm if they become infected. You coach young men to sacrifice their bodies and brains by taking part in dozens of violent collisions every game and contact practice yet you won't take a shot in your arm that billions of humans already have with only a tiny sliver of them having any serious adverse reactions to?

I just don't see any intelligence in a decision that your conscious is more important than a $3.5 million job during a global pandemic which has killed almost 3/4 million Americans over the last year and a half.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2021-10-18 09:48 PM | Reply

Bye Felicia.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-18 11:29 PM | Reply

Go coach losers how to die, dumb@ss.

#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-10-19 12:16 AM | Reply

"Rolovich was the highest-paid state employee with an annual salary of more than $3 million in a contract that runs through 2025."

No problem establishing priorities there.

#4 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-10-19 06:40 AM | Reply

Yeah, that Wa-Zoo program was poised for a shot at the national title. Bwahahaha.

#5 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-10-19 01:00 PM | Reply

Chipotle is hiring.

#6 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-10-21 10:48 AM | Reply

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