Chicago Bears TE Jimmy Graham questioning NFLPA after feeling 'forced' to get COVID-19 vaccine

LAKE FOREST (Ill.) -- Jimmy Graham, Chicago Bears tight end, took to social media to voice his confusion about the NFLPA's proposal that more COVID-19 testing be performed for vaccinated staff and players."I was basically forced to get the vaccine. Graham tweeted Thursday morning, "Now I'm confused @NFLPA."Graham later tweeted, "I've done all I've been asked, and now I feel like i'm being punished." I will be fined up to 150K if I fail to pass the test you propose every day. This is absurd! What's the difference between last year's punishment and this year's? I'm getting vaccinated right now.This week, the NFLPA issued a memo recommending that all staff and players be vaccinated. These recommendations are based upon updated guidance from both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NFLPA's medical specialists.According to an NFLPA memo, sixty-five players have tested positive for COVID-19 in their training camps.The Bears currently have four players listed on the COVID-19 reserve list: offensive tackle Elijah Wilkinson, long-snapper Patrick Scales and nose tackle Eddie Goldman.Graham was not informed by Coach Matt Nagy, but Nagy noted that the team is committed to educating players and staff on all aspects of coronavirus safety protocols."All these guys have opinions, beliefs, and I won't criticize anyone for their beliefs. Nagy stated that we all have it and all have the right to speak it. "He [Graham] is not coming to me about that, and Jimmy's and my relationship are close enough that if there was an issue, he and I would have that one on one."There are many things going on every single day with this, so I think everyone is trying to figure out how to be safe. Every state is unique in their approach to sports and life. There are no masks. Things are changing.