Cole Beasely has just ended up with a huge hole in his pocket. The Buffalo Bills’ receiver is now knee deep in fines. While his initial violation had him fined a lot less, the cumulative fines now amount to a whopping $100,000.

Beasely’s fines are in response to his many COVID-19 violations. Buffalo Bills initially started fining Beasely when they received their COVID-19 protocols back in August.

Many teams reviewed their policies before the beginning of the 2021 season. The team observed that Beasely was not abiding by the vaccine protocols, and they fined him an amount of $14,600. The next violation came when the player was monitored via video cameras to be breaking the protocols.

Beasely had to pay double the amount after the violation, which has happened more than once. According to sources secured by ESPN, Beasely could be looking at paying $10,000 to league officials.

The player ended up contracting COVID-19, but he isn’t losing any money because of it. While he was absent in the Bills game against New England Patriots, the NFL and NFLPA agreement allows players to miss out on games in case of COVID-19. The player’s base salary remains to be $4.7 million, and he will still get his game check for $261,111.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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