Ab is hurt and likely wasn’t come back in the next three games anyway, so this is sort of like when they suspend an MLB pitches for five games. That is only one start, maybe.
Whatever the case, AB’s chef accused him of obtaining a fake COVID Vaccination card, and it looked like when the NFL did some digging, there must have been some truth to it.
In a potentially bombshell text message exchange obtained by the Tampa Bay Times, Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown is accused by his former private chef of acquiring a fake vaccine card. The Los Angeles chef, Steven Ruiz, also says that the 33-year-old Brown owes him $10,000.
The Times shared a screenshot of text messages between Brown’s girlfriend, model Cydney Moreau, and Ruiz in which she offered to pay him $500 for a Johnson & Johnson vaccine card on behalf of Brown. The July 2 text exchange was as follows:
Moreau: “Can you get the COVID cards?”
Ruiz: “I can try”
Moreau: “JNJ shot. Ab said he would give you $500”
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Ruiz said he was unable to get a vaccine card for Brown in July, and a few weeks later Ruiz said Brown showed him fake vaccination cards the receiver allegedly bought for he and his girlfriend. Brown had told people he was worried about negative effects from the vaccine, per the report.
They caught some other players, but no one as known as AB.
Social media think it is very hypocritical of the NFL to suspend Antonio Brown, considering how light they went on the punishment for Aaron Rodgers. The main difference is Aaron Rodgers lied and continued to break protocol, where it seems AB at some point did indeed get the shot. Rodgers is also a beloved QB, and AB is a controversial WR, so you know how that goes.
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