Let’s start in the NFL, where the latest controversy is over whether or not Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown secured a fake vaccination card. Last Friday, Nov. 19, a story emerged in which Brown’s former chef, Steven Ruiz, alleges that he was asked by Brown’s girlfriend Cydney Moreau about obtaining fake vaxx cards.
“WE DID OUR DUE DILIGENCE. THE LEAGUE WILL DO THEIRS.”
The Bucs released a statement as well which in part read:
“WE RECEIVED COMPLETED VACCINATION CARDS FROM ALL TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS PLAYERS. ALL VACCINATION CARDS WERE REVIEWED BY BUCCANEERS PERSONNEL AND NO IRREGULARITIES WERE OBSERVED.”
The league has been made aware of the allegation and is reviewing information.
Brown’s lawyer Sean Burstyn told ESPN his client is in fact vaccinated and would be willing to go on live TV to take a booster shot.
“IF ANTONIO’S DOCTORS AND THE GUIDELINES REQUIRE A BOOSTER SHOT, THEN AT THAT TIME, HE’LL BE HAPPY TO DO IT LIVE ON TV AND EVERYONE CAN COME WATCH.”
It should be noted that Ruiz and Brown are in a dispute over $10,000 over wages not paid to the former live-in chef.
Brown will not be available tonight (Nov. 22) as the Bucs take on the New York Giants on “Monday Night Football.” He is still recovering from an ankle injury.
The Bucs have lost two games in a row and want to get back in the win column tonight and keep pace with the Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys.
Other athletes particularly in the NBA, MLB and NHL, are about to find themselves on front street with regard to vaccination status.
As of Jan. 15, 2022, Canada will no longer allow unvaccinated professional and amateur athletes to enter its borders.
Up until now Aaron Rodgers, Kyrie Irving, and now Antonio Brown have stolen the headlines as it relates to vaccination status. But this travel restriction will impact more athletes.
Click here to find out more about Antonio Brown and Canada’s refusal to admit non vaccinated athletes into the country.
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