NFL suspends three players, including Bucs' Antonio Brown, for violating Covid-19 protocols

The National Football League has suspended three players, including Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown, for three games without pay following a league investigation that determined the three violated Covid-19 protocols. Buccaneers safety Mike Edwards and free agent wide receiver John Franklin III, who has been on the Bucspractice squad, were the other players suspended.

In a Thursday ニュースリリース, the NFL said its review of recent allegations that the players hadmisrepresented their vaccination statushad supported the claims.
11月 18, the NFL announced it was reviewing accusations that Brown had owned fake Covid-19 vaccination cards in an attempt to usurp NFL protocols. The accusations were made by Steven Ruiz, Brown’s former at-home chef in a タンパベイタイムズ exclusive report.
      All three players have accepted the discipline and fines and will not appeal the decision, according to the NFL statement.
        The Buccaneers released a ステートメント on Thursday stating, “We appreciate the League’s timely handling of this matter and recognize the importance of the health and safety protocols that have been established. We will continue to implement all league COVID-19 protocols.
            Brown’s attorney, Sean Burstyn, tells CNN, “氏. Brown is vaccinated and continues to support the vaccine for any person for whom it is appropriate. The NFL made its determination and, instead of going through the drawn out and distracting process of challenging the outcome, 氏. Brown wrapped this up promptly and he will use this time as an opportunity to treat his ankle injury.
            “氏. Brown will be motivated, well rested, and in the best shape of his life when he returns in week 16.