We're living in complicated times. The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken our society to its very foundation and sports figure aren't exempt from that. That's why NFL, MLB, and NBA figures have kept their vaccination status private.
Some people want to advocate for vaccination and promote its use. Others don't feel safe yet and want to risk their chances. And while we have our own thoughts on the matter, we're not here to tell anybody what to do.
The same can't be said about Dallas Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban, who recently got into ti with Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley, who's had an anti-vaccine stance over the past couple of months.
Mark Cuban Vows To Buy Cole Beasley's Wife Pfizer Stock If He Gets Vaccinated
"I’ll get vaccinated and be an advocate for it if Pfizer puts a percentage of its earnings from the vaccine in my wife’s name," Beasley said on Twitter replying to an article that suggested that the NFL should stop testing players for marijuana if they get the COVID-19 vaccine.
"I’ll tell you what Cole. You get vaccinated and promote vaccination on all your social, I’ll buy your wife a share of Pfizer stock. It pays a 3.78% dividend. That way she is getting a percentage of Pfizer’s earnings. Deal?" Cuban replied.
At first, Beasley had stated that he'd rather die as a free man than living with fear or get the vaccine. Now, it seems like all he wants is a slice of the profit big companies are making out of the vaccine.
At the end of the day, everybody's entitled to their own opinion and chances are that getting into online fights with those who disagree won't do much to change someone else's views. But you can't deny that Cuban's proposition is quite interesting.