Antonio Brown has always found himself into troubles often times outside the pitch and most recently, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver was accused of stating lies about his vaccination status to the NFL, and following an investigation, the league came to the conclusion that the accusation towards Brown were true and the player has been slapped with a three game suspension, along with teammate Mike Edwards and fellow wide receiver John Franklin III, who is currently a free agent.
Antonio Brown, Mike Edward, John Franklin III accept three game suspension
It all started when Steven Ruiz, Antonio Brown’s former personal chef claimed last month that the player had purchased a counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination card before the commencement of the 2021 NFL season to avoid the league’s protocols, with screenshots of Brown’s conversation with his girlfriend Cydney Moreau, provided to the Buccaneers and te NFL by Ruiz.
Following a joint review from the NFL and the NFLPA, it was determined that Brown misinterpreted his vaccination status along with Edwards and Franklin. The 33-year-old, who has been benched since 14th October due to an ankle injury, will be missing Bucs’ upcoming matches against the Falcons, Bills and Saints.
The NFLPA-NFP joint report was shared on Twitter by Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.
Here’s the full release on the three-game suspensions of #Bucs WR Antonio Brown and S Mike Edwards and free agent John Franklin III, who have waived their rights to appeal and will begin serving their suspensions immediately. pic.twitter.com/UHsZwYBdCP
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 2, 2021
- Antonio Brown has been suspended by the NFL for three games, along with teammate Mike Edwards and free agent John Franklin III
- Brown purchased a fake vaccination card last month, which was revealed by his former personal chef