Vikings Assistant Coach Out Of Job After Refusing To Get Vaccinated

(Minneapolis, MN) -- A Minnesota Vikings assistant coach is out of a job after refusing to roll up his sleeves.  

ESPN reports Rick Dennison is believed to be the first position coach in the NFL to leave his team after choosing not to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  He coached the offensive line and was the run-game coordinator.

The league is requiring the vaccine for all Tier 1 staff, which includes coaches, front-office executives, equipment managers and scouts.  

Players are not required to get the vaccine, but face strict protocols during the season.