Antonio Brown has had a productive, if troubled, career. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR can now add using a phony COVID vaccination card to the list of stupid decisions that got him suspended. He and fellow Bucs teammate Mike Edwards will now have to sit out three games for violating league COVID-19 protocols.
Ian Rapaport reported the news via Twitter. Both players have accepted the disciplinary action from the league. That means they’ve waived their right to file an appeal and must serve the suspensions.
“#Bucs WR Antonio Brown and Mike Edwards have each been suspended without pay for the next three games for misrepresenting their vaccination status under the NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 Protocol. They have accepted the discipline and waived their right of appeal.”
Aaron Rodgers also faced a fine from the league for misrepresenting his COVID vaccination status. The news started a firestorm of controversy for the Green Bay Packers QB. Now, Antonio Brown and Mike Edwards have joined the league’s club of COVID deceivers.
Tom Brady and the Bucs are currently in first place in the NFC South. They have a comfortable three game cushion over the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints. It will be a harder road to tow without Edwards’ 3 interceptions and Brown’s 418 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns.