Ex-NBA Player Arrested For Fake Negative COVID Test

The New York Times reports:

Lazar Hayward, a former N.B.A. player, was arrested in Hawaii last week for trying to enter the state with a fake negative Covid test, the authorities said.

Mr. Hayward, a first-round draft pick in 2010, and a woman traveling with him, Raven Randle had uploaded the fake documents onto Hawaii’s Safe Travels portal, the police on the western Hawaiian island of Kauai said in a statement on Facebook.

The state requires unvaccinated travelers to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival unless they present a negative Covid test. Mr. Hayward, 34, and Ms. Randle, 33, are to appear in court, but a date has not yet been set. Phone calls placed to a number listed as belonging to Mr. Hayward were not returned on Monday night.

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