Panthers QB Sam Darnold To Be Fully Vaccinated for COVID-19 on Friday | Beaufort County Now | Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold will be considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as of Friday, a league source told ESPN.com.

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    SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold will be considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as of Friday, a league source told ESPN.com.

    Darnold created somewhat of a social media uproar in early June when he told reporters on a Zoom call that he wasn't vaccinated. Some questioned his leadership, particularly because of the restrictions non-vaccinated players are under.

    Since then, Darnold has said it's a personal decision and declined to clarify whether he's been vaccinated or not. But according to the source, Darnold has had both shots, and on Friday, he will be 14 days out from the second, making him fully vaccinated.

    "It's everyone's choice whether they want to get vaccinated or not," Darnold said on Tuesday, as players reported to Wofford College for training camp.

    [ ... ]

    Read the full transcript HERE on ESPN.

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