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Jacob Calvin Meyer

Jacob Calvin Meyer is a sports reporter for The Washington Times, covering the Washington Nationals and whatever else is needed. Before starting at the Times in October 2021, he covered a little bit of everything for the Baltimore Sun Media Group, including sports, education and COVID-19. While he grew up near Baltimore, he made his roots in Pennsylvania, graduating from Waynesburg University in 2017 and starting his career with the Observer-Reporter and York Dispatch newspapers. He can be reached at

Articles by Jacob Calvin Meyer

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers celebrates after an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 24-22. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Rodgers, Brown on brink of rewards after misleading about COVID-19 vaccination status

Aaron Rodgers, who misled reporters about his vaccination status in the preseason, isn't the only athlete who was deceptive about his vaccination status, and he isn't the only one who is thriving. Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown, fresh off his three-game suspension for submitting a fake vaccination card, is close to hitting incentives in his contract and gearing up for a playoff run. Published December 29, 2021

Washington Football Team's Garrett Gilbert during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Washington can’t overcome COVID-19 absences in loss to Eagles

While an actual victory would have been preferable to a moral one -- especially for Washington's shrinking playoff chances -- it's inarguable that the team's COVID-19 situation played a heavy factor in the team's 27-17 loss to Philadelphia on Tuesday. Published December 22, 2021