Allison Williams joins Fox Sports after ESPN exit over vaccine

Allison Williams joins Fox Sports after ESPN exit over vaccine

Allison Williams is not a free agent.

The school soccer sideline reporter is headed to Fox Sports activities, following her contentious cut up from ESPN in October 2021 over the corporate’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Allison Williams working for ESPN in 2017Icon Sportswire through Getty Photographs

Williams confirmed the transfer on Tuesday, telling OutKick, “I can’t consider a extra excellent option to return to the sidelines than with FOX.”

Williams will be a part of Fox Sports activities as a school soccer sideline reporter for selective video games this season.

“I’m past thrilled and so grateful to be becoming a member of FOX Sports activities’ protection of school soccer this fall,” stated Williams. “Having to step away from the game and occupation I like this previous 12 months has re-affirmed and reinvigorated the eagerness I’ve for this job.”

Final September, Williams introduced in an announcement on Twitter that she was opting out of the faculty soccer season as a sideline reporter with ESPN as a result of she had not acquired a vaccine in opposition to COVID-19 — as she and her husband had been attempting for a second baby on the time.

Williams shared that she determined to not obtain the COVID-19 vaccine after consulting along with her physician in addition to a fertility specialist. 

The couple welcomed a daughter — Alexandra Marie Coutts — on July 12. Their son, Lyle Samson Coutts, turned 3 that day.

“This would be the first fall within the final 15 years I received’t be on the sidelines for faculty soccer,” Williams wrote on the time. “My coronary heart hurts posting this however I’m at peace with my determination.”

Then in October, Williams introduced her cut up from ESPN, and stated she could be “separated from the corporate” after her “request for lodging” had been denied.

Williams — who had been with ESPN since 2011 — stated she is “so morally and ethically not aligned with this,” in a tearful Instagram video. 

On the time, Williams stated she was not sure about what the long run had in retailer by way of her broadcast profession. It’s additionally not clear what her present vaccination standing is.

Along with her function at Fox, Williams will launch a sports activities collection with The Every day Wire that debuts later this month.

Allison Williams is returning to the sidelines for Fox SportsGetty Photographs

Disney’s vaccine mandate additionally drew criticism from “SportsCenter” host Sage Steele, who ultimately received a vaccine.

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