Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown’s attorney fires back at NFL after 3-game suspension ruling
Antonio Brown’s attorney released a statement after news broke that the Buccaneers wide receiver has been suspended. Brown, along with two of his teammates, has been suspended for three games for misrepresenting their vaccine status. NFL reporter Ian Rapoport tweeted Lawyer Sean Burstyn’s statement on behalf of Brown:
“Mr. 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 process of challenging the outcome, Mr. Brown wrapped this up promptly and he will make this most of this time by treating an ankle injury. Mr. Brown will be motivated, well rested, and in the best shape of his life when he returns in week 16.”
In recent weeks, Brown’s vaccination status has been questioned, and for good reason. AB’s former live-in chef Steven Ruiz told The Tampa Bay Times that the Buccaneers receiver showed him his fake vaccination card days before the start of training camp.
Last month, Burstyn came to Brown’s defense. He told Rapoport that Brown was vaccinated, and that everyone should do the same. Now, AB, Mike Edwards, and free agent John Franklin III, are ineligible play in the next three NFL games.
Brown’s status was already questionable for Week 13 when the Buccaneers visit the Atlanta Falcons. As Burstyn stated, Brown has been dealing with a longterm ankle injury. Now, he will not be available to play until Week 16 when the Bucs travel to the Carolina Panthers.