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NFL suspends Antonio Brown over fake vaccination card

The NFL on Thursday suspended Tampa Bay Buccaneers star wide receiver Antonio Brown and cornerback Mike Edwards without pay for the next three games for distorting their vaccination status, a blatant violation of protocols jointly agreed upon by the league and its union. players.

A review by the NFL and the NFL Players Association concluded that Brown and two other players, Edwards and free receiver John Franklin III, had acquired fake vaccination cards. Franklin will have to miss three games if he is signed by a team. On November 18, the Tampa Bay Times first reported that Brown had obtained the card.

“The health and safety of players and staff is our top priority,” the league and the players’ union said in a statement. “The protocols have been developed jointly in collaboration with our respective experts to ensure that we practice and play football in the safest way possible during the current pandemic. The NFL-NFLPA jointly strengthen their commitment and further emphasize the importance of strict adherence to protocols to protect the well-being of all people associated with the NFL.

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