Months after promoting the COVID-19 vaccine, Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison has tested positive for the virus and he is reportedly unvaccinated.
On Monday, the Minnesota Vikings announced that running back Alexander Mattison and wide receiver Dan Chisena have been placed on the team’s Reserve/COVID-19 list.
Shortly after the news, it was revealed that Mattison will be out of action for at least 10 days due to being unvaccinated according to the Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson.
The report of Mattison being unvaccinated comes after the Vikings running back filmed a commercial back in April for San Bernardino County in which he encouraged people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Why is Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison promoting something he doesn’t believe in?
With Mattison reportedly being unvaccinated, it’s pretty odd that he would decide to be in a commercial where he’s encouraging others to get the COVID-19 vaccine. It comes off as hypocritical.
Can you imagine how much people would freak out if Kirk Cousins filmed a commercial encouraging people to get vaccinated before the public found out he was unvaccinated back in August?
With his placement on the team’s Reserve/COVID-19 list, Mattison won’t be available for Minnesota when they take on the Chicago Bears next Monday night.
To help make up for the loss of Mattison, the Vikings claimed running back Wayne Gallman off of waivers on Monday. Gallman was a fourth-round pick by the New York Giants in the 2017 NFL Draft, and most recently, he was a member of the Atlanta Falcons.
In addition to claiming Gallman and placing Mattison and Chisena on the team’s Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday, Minnesota also placed guard Kyle Hinton on their Practice Squad/COVID-19 list, and Vikings linebacker Ryan Connelly was placed on injured reserve.