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Bucs’ Antonio Brown, two others busted for fake COVID cards

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The NFL has suspended Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown for three games. He allegedly ‘misrepresented’ his COVID-19 vaccination status.

The league looked into the matter and hit Brown with a three-game suspension. The way the league put the press release, they worded carefully so that it did not say if Brown did not have a vaccination. 

Antonio Brown is all smiles during a game (Photo by Antonio Brown/Instagram)

He is eligible to rejoin his teammates on Sunday, December 26th. Brown is currently sidelined with an injury. 

His former chef went public that Brown had a fake vaccination card. The chef claimed that his girlfriend paid him $500 to get Brown the fake card. 

Due to the tyrannical government that the United States is right now, Brown could face jail time. It is illegal to produce a fake vaccination card.

The wide receiver was not the only Buccaneers player, who got busted on Thursday. Cornerback Mike Edwards was also suspended three games by the league for the same allegations. 

Former Buccaneers wide receiver John Franklin III was also hit with a suspension. He was released by the team.

Franklin III, who spent two seasons with the Buccaneers in 2019 and 2020. However, he has not signed with a team after being released in September. 

“The health and safety of players and personnel is our top priority,” the NFL and NFLPA said in a joint statement. “The protocols were jointly developed working with our respective experts to ensure that we are practicing and playing football as safely as possible during the ongoing pandemic. The NFL-NFLPA jointly reinforce their commitment and further emphasize the importance of strict adherence to the protocols to protect the well-being of everyone associated with the NFL.”

Like Brown, Edwards is also looking at a three-game suspension. Franklin III, if he’s signed by a team, will also be suspended three games.

“We appreciate the league’s timely handling of this matter and recognize the importance of the health and safety protocols that have been established,” the Buccaneers statement read. “We will continue to implement all league COVID-19 protocols.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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