Three NFL Players Suspended For Fake Vax Cards

ESPN reports:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been suspended three games for violating the NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 protocols, the league announced Thursday.

The league and players’ union found that Brown was among three players who misrepresented their vaccination status. A former personal chef of Brown’s said earlier this month that the wide receiver had obtained a fake COVID-19 vaccination card over the summer.

Also suspended for three games were Buccaneers backup safety Mike Edwards and free-agent wide receiver John Franklin III, whom Tampa Bay waived in August. All three players accepted their discipline and will not appeal, according to the NFL.

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Brown tested positive for COVID early in the season and his lawyer initially denying the fake vax card claim, saying Brown is “healthy, vaccinated, and ready to win another Super Bowl.”

Brown has reportedly been involved in multiple domestic violence incidents and has twice been sued for sexual assault.

Last year he received two years probation for the felony assault of a moving truck driver.

In 2016 he competed on Dancing With The Stars, finishing fourth. In 2019 he competed on The Masked Singer and was eliminated in the first round.