Valerie Bertinelli Takes Shot at NFL Quarterback Kirk Cousins Over Controversial Comments

by Suzanne Halliburton

Valerie Bertinelli doesn’t seem to be a fan of Kirk Cousins at the moment. At least, she’s not a proponent of the Minnesota Vikings quarterback’s latest stance on Covid-19.

Valerie Bertinelli, the actress who is also the mother of Wolf Van Halen, tweeted a video clip of what Cousins said earlier this week. She wrote: “‘Do whatever it takes’ EXCEPT get the vaccine. Good grief.”

Valerie Bertinelli Wasn’t Only One Criticizing Cousins

Valerie Bertinelli wasn’t alone in criticizing Cousins. His comments caused quite a stir. Even Mike Zimmer, head coach of the Vikings, wasn’t pleased with the quarterback’s decision not to get vaccinated. Cousins was forced to quarantine because he was in the same meeting room with Minnesota rookie quarterback Kellen Mond, who contracted Covid. As a result, Cousins was deemed a “close contact.” And Minnesota was left without active quarterbacks for a chunk of training camp.

The clip Valerie Bertinelli tweeted was from Cousin’s media availability after quarantine. He said the meetings rooms were the problem.

“I do believe that as a leader of the team, it’s very important to follow the protocols to avoid this close contact — because that is what it’s going to come down to,” Cousins told reporters. “Did you have a close contact? So I’m going to be vigilant about avoiding a close contact. I’ve even thought about, should I just set up literally Plexiglas around where I sit, so this could never happen again? I’ve thought about it, because I’m going to do whatever it takes. We’re going to avoid this close-contact thing, and I look forward to making sure I’m playing for every game this year.”

“The protocols are what you have to follow,” Cousins added. “The NFL has set these protocols in place. I want to follow the protocols so I can play on Sunday, and that’s where my focus is. As long as I can not test positive and not have a close contact, I’ll be there for every game.”

Bertinelli Brags on Son Wolf’s Major Career Milestone

Valerie Bertinelli is speaking out more, using her social media accounts to do so. But, at heart, she most enjoys bragging on her son. She shared him with former husband Eddie Van Halen, who died almost a year ago of cancer.

Wolf Van Halen is a rocker like his dad. His band is named Mammoth WVH. And that’s in honor of his dad, whose first band’s name was Mammoth. In early June, the younger Van Halen announced that his band was going on summer tour and opening for Guns N’ Roses. It’s the first time Guns N Roses has performed since the beginning of the Covid pandemic last March.

Last Saturday, the concert stop was at Boston’s famous Fenway Park, the permanent home of baseball’s Red Sox. Valerie Bertinelli was there for the tour stop. And she posted a panoramic video, which also featured photos of the first time mother and son were at Fenway. That was back in 2004.