NFL: Antonio Brown suspended for lying about their vaccination status


Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ enfant terrible Antonio Brown was suspended for three games without pay by the NFL for violating the league’s COVID-19 protocols on Thursday.

Brown’s teammate, safety Mike Edwards, was also guilty of the same offence. A third athlete, free agent John Franklin III will also not be able to play the next three games if he agrees with an NFL team.

According to the ESPN network, they would have contravened the regulations of the Goodell circuit by “misrepresenting their vaccination status”.

Two weeks ago, Brown was accused by his former personal chef of acquiring false proof of vaccination. The named Steven Ruiz had told the “Tampa Bay Times” that the wide receiver had offered him $ 500 to get their hands on a forged passport vaccine before to deal on its own.

The Buccaneers responded to the accusations by saying all evidence had been reviewed by team personnel and no irregularities were observed.

Brown has always been uncertain about the possible side effects of the inoculation, but his agent confirmed in November that the 33-year-old veteran had indeed been vaccinated.

Already the key …

“AB” was already due to be absent for the next two duels, he who is nursing an ankle injury. Out since Week 6, he has caught 29 balls this season for 418 yards and four touchdowns.

According to the NFL Network, all three players have accepted the league’s decision and will not be appealing their case. In a short written statement, the “Bucs” thanked the NFL for their thorough investigation, claiming to recognize the importance of established health and safety protocols.


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