Antonio Brown has been suspended by the NFL for three games for violating the league's COVID-19 protocols. 

The league and players' union found that Brown was among three players to misrepresent their vaccination status.

Also suspended for three games were Buccaneers backup safety Mike Edwards and free-agent wide receiver John Franklin III, whom Tampa Bay waived in August. All three players accepted their discipline and will not appeal.

Brown was not expected to play in the next two games due to an ankle and heel injury that has kept him out since Week 7.