Report: Antonio Brown Accused of Obtaining Fake Covid-19 Vaccine Card
Former Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown may find himself in hot water, yet again.
According to an article by Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Brown’s former live-in chef accuses Brown of obtaining a fake COVID-19 vaccination card in order to avoid NFL protocols for unvaccinated players.
According to the chef, Steven Ruiz, he was texted by Brown’s girlfriend, Cydney Moreau, who said that Brown was willing to pay $500 to Ruiz if he could get a fake Johnson & Johnson vaccination card for Brown to use.
Brown was placed on the COVID-19 list by the Buccaneers on September 22 prior to their matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. He was then activated on September 30 after missing the game but returned to face the New England Patriots.
The punishment that the NFL would bring down upon Brown is unknown since there is nothing in the NFL rulebook outlining what would occur in the case of a fake vaccination card being used by a player. However, Brown is almost certainly going to be fined for breaking protocols if there is truth to the story.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was fined $14,660 for breaking protocols after he tested positive for COVID-19. The discipline that Brown may face is unknown but is likely to be more severe. The NFL is likely to investigate.