Turns out Antonio Brown may have been lying to us after all.
The NFL announced today that they have suspended the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver, along with his teammate, Mike Edwards, and free agent John Franklin III for “violating jointly developed and administered NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 protocols.”
Brown and Edwards will be suspended without pay for the Buccaneers’ next three games, while Franklin will have to sit out the next three games if he signs with a club. All three players decided not to appeal their suspensions and will begin to serve them immediately.
According to Schefter, the league reviewed the vaccination status of the three players and found that they “misrepresented their vaccination status under the NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 Protocols.” That would be a fancy way of saying that the players provided fake proof of vaccination, even though they had not received their Covid-19 shots.
The players were represented by the NFLPA during the review, which confirmed the violations.
Here is the statement from the league:
Antonio Brown was accused a few weeks ago of trying to purchase a fake vaccination card from his former chef. After being called out by Steven Ruiz, AB quickly denied the allegations, with his agent even saying that Brown would take the booster shot on live TV if he has to.
Well, it turns out that the chef wasn’t lying after all. The receipts don’t lie.