(AP) — Several months after COVID-19 vaccinations were made widely available in the United States, vaccination status continues to disrupt professional and college sports. The NHL suspended San Jose’s Evander Kane 21 games for submitting a fake vaccination card a week after proudly announcing that only four players on opening-night rosters were unvaccinated. Washington State University fired football coach Nick Rolovich for not complying with a state government vaccine mandate. And the NBA opens its season with Kyrie Irving not playing for the Brooklyn Nets because he’s unvaccinated. A vast majority of pro athletes have been vaccinated, but those who refuse have received the bulk of the attention.

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