Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown is having his name drug through the mud by a former chef who claims he allegedly obtained a fake COVID-19 vaccination card so he could avoid having to abide by NFL protocols.
Text messages have since been released showing Brown was willing to purchase a fake card.
“Can you get the COVID cards?” Moreau texted Ruiz on July 2, according to a screen grab he provided to the Tampa Bay Times.
“I can try,” Ruiz responded.
“JNJ shot. Ab said he would give you $500,” Moreau texted.
According to a report from the Tampa Bay Times, Steven Ruiz (the chef) claims he received a text message from Brown’s girlfriend, Cydney Moreau, in early July that indicated Brown was willing to pay $500 for a forged Johnson & Johnson vaccination card.
Ruiz told the Times he was unable to obtain the fake COVID-19 vaccination cards, but claimed he was shown the fake cards by Brown. Ruiz stated that Brown had told people around him that he was worried about negative effects from the vaccine on his body.
Ruiz is speaking out about the issue because he is owed $10,000 by the receiver, which he has been unable to obtain after settlement negotiations with Brown’s lawyers went nowhere.
Brown has been out of action since Week 6.
If the NFL decides to investigate, Brown will surely face serious consequences if anything what the chef said is true.
In October, the NHL player Evander Kane was suspended for 21 games for falsifying a vaccination card.