Reports and accusations over Antonio Brown allegedly tried to buy a fake COVID vaccination card took the news circuit by storm on Thursday. In a Tampa Bay Times article released Thursday, Brown’s former live-in chef made claims about the wide receiver acquiring a fake vaccination card. Shortly after, the Bucs released a statement that there were no irregularities with his card or anyone on the roster.
On Friday, Bruce Arians responded to the story when asked if there was any cause for concern about Brown’s vaccination status.
“None whatsoever,” Arians said. “We did our due diligence. The league will do theirs, and the (team) statement says everything. I really don’t think it’s a story, it has nothing to do with the Giants game.”
It’s clear that Arians and the Bucs are moving past this, as their primary focus is on the Giants for Monday night’s game. Brown did not practice again for the second day in a row and was not seen on the field or using the JUGS machine.
On Thursday, Brown was on the field in a helmet and shoulder pads during the warmup period of practice. The former All-Pro caught the ball on the JUGS machine and ran a few routes with Tom Brady. Now, it appears Brown will have to wait another week for his potential return.