The fundamental thing for the league to set aside will doubtless be to talk about to Steven Ruiz, the ragged stay-in chef who went public alongside with his competitors that Brown secured a counterfeit card. On legend of it’s clear that Ruiz is willing to disclose.
After speaking to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Ruiz has supplied extra crucial facets to Jenna Laine of ESPN.com.
“He got them from one other participant who became selling them,” Ruiz instructed Laine in the case of Antonio Brown. “That participant came around to the residence extra than one cases. He had to gain one other copy of [Brown’s girlfriend, Cydney Moreau’s] vaccine card on legend of they got her birthday substandard on the first one.”
Ruiz declined to title the participant to Laine. If the league comes calling, perhaps Ruiz will portion the title with Lisa Friel and/or somebody from her workers.
The league has said it should always evaluate the topic. The dilemma for the league is apparent. If it aggressively probes the distress of counterfeit vaccination cards and finds a deeper distress about which the league or its teams knew or should always serene bear known, the league will come off as inept or intentionally indifferent about the temptation to recount counterfeit cards and the final public-effectively being dangers arising from them. If the league engages in a half of-hearted probe and finds no wrongdoing or (extra doubtless) never says the relaxation extra about it as an increasing style of brilliant, radiant objects seem (a/ok/a football video games are played), it dangers criticism for no longer taking the distress seriously.
To this point, the vibe is that the league isn’t taking it as seriously because it would possibly perhaps perhaps probably perhaps well serene. Rumors of counterfeit vaccination cards bear circulated for months. A pair of media shops bear been investigating the distress.The NFL completely has caught wind of the talk about, with out a doubt is conscious of the convenience with which cards would possibly perhaps also be faked. The absence of a loud and clear assertion from the league (admire the one which became issued after the Jon Gruden emails came to gentle) in the case of the aptitude recount of counterfeit vaccination cards and its plan to capture in a corpulent audit of all vaccination cards to smoke out any counterfeits means that the league will doubtless be having a stare to expire the clock and pass on.
Treasure it did with the Washington Soccer Crew investigation aid in June. Treasure it completely is doing with the Congressional probe sparked by the leak of the Gruden emails. Treasure it does each week with extra than one unpleasant officiating calls, ignoring the distress within the hopes of minimizing it.