Kirk Cousins dropped as spokesperson for hometown hospital

(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins /

A hospital in Holland, Michigan has decided to end its relationship with Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins made national headlines on Thursday, but it wasn’t for anything he did out on the football field.

Cousins was a topic of national discussion after some of the things he said during his first press conference after being taken off of the Vikings’ Reserve/COVID-19 list.

The Minnesota quarterback has not received a full dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and some of his comments on Thursday gave the indication that he’s probably not going to being getting vaccinated. Because of this, some are beginning to distance themselves from Cousins.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is no longer a spokesperson for Holland Hospital

Off of the field, the Vikings signal-caller has been utilized as a marketing tool for a number of different businesses including Pizza Ranch, Best Buy, and Sleep Number. Well, on Friday, one of those partnerships for Cousins has come to a close.

Holland Hospital, located in Holland, Michigan where the Minnesota quarterback grew up, has decided to no longer use Cousins as a spokesperson.

Here’s why the hospital decided to stop working with the Vikings passer.

"“As the trusted health care leader along the lakeshore, we are committed to providing accurate, timely health information and guidance based on guidelines from the CDC and medical experts. While we acknowledge that each person is entitled to their own viewpoints, those who speak on our behalf must support messages that align with the hospital’s position on matters of vital importance to individual and community health. For this reason, Holland Hospital will discontinue using Kirk Cousins as our spokesperson for now.”"

Cousins missed four training camp practices earlier this week when he was forced to quarantine due to being an unvaccinated high-risk close contact after fellow Minnesota quarterback Kellen Mond tested positive for COVID-19.

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Had Cousins been vaccinated, he wouldn’t have been forced to miss a single practice. To avoid something like this from happening again, the Vikings starting signal-caller has vowed to do “whatever it takes,” and “follow the protocols vigilantly.”