Antonio Brown, Tom Brady
Dec 20, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) greets wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) before the NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown comes under fire for potential fake vaccination card

Tampa Bay Buccaneers star wide receiver Antonio Brown has been a stranger to controversy off the field.

Brown’s off-the-field issues arose again this week as a report detailed that he gave his former chef a fake vaccination card via ESPN.

The Times reported Thursday that, according to Steven Ruiz — a former personal chef for the wide receiver — Brown had his girlfriend, model Cydney Moreau, reach out to Ruiz over the summer to obtain a fake vaccination card that said Brown had received the Johnson & Johnson shot. According to text messages provided by Ruiz, Moreau offered $500 for a fake card.

Ruiz didn’t acquire the fake vaccination card from Brown, but he had fake cards that he had for himself and his girlfriend. The former Pro Bowler was previously unwilling to take the vaccine due to his concerns over the possible side effects.

There is currently no clarity whether he’s received the shot since the incident with his former chef. Ruiz only chose to go public with the information after Brown failed to pay the $10,000 owed to him.

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The star wideout is now under league investigation of the matter as it could have been an attempt to sidestep the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols. He had missed Week 3 action against the Los Angeles Rams after testing positive.

It’s a slippery slope that could get the star wideout in serious trouble, leading to potential fines and games missed. Time will tell what lies ahead for Brown, but it doesn’t look promising by any means.

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