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Ex-Washington State coach Nick Rolovich speaks out on why he didn't comply with state's vaccine mandate

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Former Washington State coach Nick Rolovich is finally speaking out about his reasoning for not getting the COVID-19 vaccine in 2021 and the «ugly conversations» he says occurred with school administrators that led up to his firing.

Rolovich, in his first public comments since his firing, told DailyWire+ in an interview Friday that «lack of answers, lack of dialogue» about the effects of the vaccine, as well as his beliefs as a Catholic, led him to not comply with Gov.

Jay Inslee's mandate for Washington state employees. Washington State fired Rolovich and four other assistant coaches last October for failing to comply with a state mandate to receive the vaccine.

The school fired Rolovich for cause, preventing him from receiving the approximately $9 million remaining on his contract. Last month, Rolovich filed a $25 million wrongful termination claim against the school. «The priest broke it down to me, because he wanted to know why, and I said, 'This is just how I'm feeling,' and he says, 'Well, that's your conscience talking to you and the Catholic church recognizes your conscience,'» Rolovich told The Daily Wire. «That was what was speaking to me the whole time.

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