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Former NBA referees Kenny Mauer and Jason Phillips claim the league’s “high standard” of proof required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine exemption violated their religious liberty. 

The pair is now taking their grievances to court after the league rejected their requests for exemptions from the vaccine mandate.

“We took part in a 30-minute interview. A lawyer in the NBA office interviewed us and then went back to the NBA management, and then they came to the conclusion that I wasn’t a religious person, I guess,” Mauer said Monday on “Fox & Friends First.”