Antonio Brown could be in hot water again.
The former live-in chef at Tampa Bay Buccaneers accused the wide receiver of being a fake COVID-19 immunization card holder in order to get around NFL protocols. Tampa Bay Times reportedThursday
The newspaper obtained a text message sent by Brown’s girlfriend, model Cydney Moreau, who told Los Angeles chef Steven Ruiz back on July 2 that the former All-Pro wideout was willing to pay $500 for the Johnson & Johnson vaccination card. According to Ruiz, Brown wanted the Johnson & Johnson shot because it’s a single shot that requires less paperwork.
Ruiz and Brown had a falling out when the star wide receiver failed to repay his debt. Ruiz, who owns “Taste ThatLA”, claims Brown owes him $10,000.
“Can you get COVID cards?” According to a screenshot sent to the Tampa Bay Times, Moreau said it.
Ruiz replied, “I can try,”
“JNJ shot. Ab said that he would give you $500,” Moreau wrote.
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Back in July, Ruiz said that he wasn’t able to get a fake card for Brown. A few weeks later. Ruiz claimed that Brown arrived with fake vaccination cards, which he had bought for Moreau and himself. According to the chef, the cards were on Brown’s dining room table just days before the team’s training camp was set to begin.
That night, Alex Guerrero — a personal trainer and co-founder of the TB12 method with quarterback Tom Brady — went over to Brown’s house to help him recover from knee surgery. Ruiz said that Guerrero took a picture of Brown’s vaccination card so he could help the organization document the list of vaccinated players. Ruiz stated that Guerrero didn’t know the card was fake.
Brown’s vaccination status will certainly be called into question.
Shortly after the story was published, the Buccaneers issued a statement.
“After an extensive educational program that was conducted throughout our organization, this past offseason, highlighting COVID-19 vaccines’ benefits, we received completed vaccination cards for all Tampa Bay Buccaneers athletes and submitted the required information through the established process in line with league policy,” said the team.
“All vaccination cards were reviewed and verified by the Buccaneers personnel. No irregularities were found.”
Brown suffered a foot injury during a Thursday Night Football game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 14 and hasn’t played since. It’s uncertain if Brown will play on Monday night against the New York Giants.
Source: Fox News