Buccaneers Antonio Brown Accused of Buying Fake Vaccination Card

In some developing news, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of obtaining a fake COVID-19 vaccination card to avoid NFL protocols before training camp. This report stems from his personal chef who commented to reporter Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. 

Word is that Brown was using his girlfriend Cydney Moreau to text around to find a fake vaccination card and asked the personal chef via text. These have been turned over to the team as the investigation takes place.

This is however the same chef of Brown's who came forward about the Bucs wideout owning him $10,000, so perhaps there's some alternative motives in place with the latest reports. Brown's lawyer, Sean Burstyn released a statement on Thursday and had this to say about his client:

Antonio Brown appreciates the severity of the pandemic, which is why he got the vaccine and supports everyone for whom it is advisable to get the vaccine. Coronavirus has hit close to home as it took him out of a game. He is healthy, vaccinated, and ready to win another Super Bowl. One of the worst parts of the pandemic has been a movement to cast doubt on our country's vaccination programs with baseless, vindictive tabloid gossip

The Bucs turned around and released the following statement:

After an extensive educational process conducted throughout our organization this past offseason highlighting the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccines, we received completed vaccination cards from all Tampa Bay Buccaneers players and submitted the required information to the NFL through the established process in accordance with league policy

The NFL continues to look into the matter as Tampa Bay head coach Bruce Arians reported to the league before Sep.9 that the team was fully vaccinated.

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