Former personal chef Antonio Brown claims the vaccination card that the Tampa Buccaneers recipient presented to the NFL is a fake.
Antonio Brown’s lawyer, Sean Burstyn, said the seven-time professional bowlers are effectively vaccinated and will be ready to be re-vaccinated live on television.
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Since Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers was exposed earlier this month for misleading others about his vaccination status, everyone in the NFL is under even more scrutiny than ever before regarding the NFL’s COVID protocols. …
This made it the perfect moment for a disgruntled former employee to publicly declare that Brown was trying to circumvent these rules.
Stephen Ruiz, a Los Angeles-based chef who temporarily moved to Florida to work for Brown, told the Tampa Bay Times that Brown’s girlfriend, Sidney Moreau, asked him to get fake vaccination cards. The newspaper published a screenshot of the alleged discussion of the issue in a text message.
The Tampa Bay Times has confirmed that the number in the text belongs to Moro. But she told the newspaper that she did not know Ruiz and said about the text messaging, “It is not true.”
Ruiz, who said he spoke out after failing to raise the $ 10,000 he said Brown owes him, said he was unable to obtain fake vaccination cards. However, a few days before the start of training camp, Ruiz said, Brown showed him a pair of fake vaccination cards that he was able to buy for himself and Moreau. Ruiz also said he saw personal trainer Alex Guerrero take photographs of the cards, presumably to be sent to pirates as proof of Brown’s vaccination, but added that he didn’t think Guerrero knew they were fake.
The buccaneers did not allow Brown to speak to the newspaper, and Guerrero declined to comment.
Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said his team is 100% vaccinated. After the report came out on Thursday, the team released a statement. “All vaccination cards have been reviewed by Buccaneers staff and no irregularities have been observed,” the team said.
Brown’s lawyer told ESPN on Thursday that Brown has been vaccinated.
“If Antonio’s doctors and recommendations require revaccination, then he’ll be happy to do it live on TV, and everyone can come and see it,” Burstin said.
Of course, it’s entirely possible that both sides are telling the truth – that Brown did want and may have received the fake cards, but was eventually vaccinated.
Brown missed the Buccaneers vs. Rams game in September after testing positive for COVID earlier this week.