On Thursday, major news dropped when Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported that Antonio Brown‘s former live-in chef, Steven Ruiz, claims the receiver obtained a fake COVID-19 vaccination card so he could avoid NFL protocols.
Brown’s girlfriend, Cydney Moreau, allegedly told Ruiz in a text message this past July that Brown was willing to pay $500 for a Johnson & Johnson vaccination card. Ruiz says that Brown wanted Johnson & Johnson vaccine card because it consists of a single shot and would require less paperwork.
The Buccaneers issued the following statement regarding the report that Antonio Brown attempted to acquire a fake vaccination card and it seemingly poked a major hole in the chef’s story.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network also reported that he spoke with Antonio Brown’s attorney Sean Burstyn, who maintains that Brown is vaccinated.
Burstyn tells Rapoport: “Be like Antonio brown and get the vaccine.”
Brown previously tested positive for COVID-19 and missed Week 3’s game against the Rams. He sat out 10 days, which is the amount of time an unvaccinated player would.
The Buccaneers are one of the teams that claim to have 100 percent of their players vaccinated.
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