NHL suspends Evander Kane 21 games over fake vaccine card

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Fake vaccines cards are very real. And the NHL has punished a player over having one.

Evander Kane of the San Jose Sharks has been suspended 21 games for having a fake vaccination card.

I would like to apologize to my teammates, the San Jose Sharks organization, and all Sharks fans for violating the NHL COVID protocols,” Kane said in a statement. “I made a mistake, one I sincerely regret and take responsibility for. During my suspension, I will continue to participate in counseling to help me make better decisions in the future. When my suspension is over, I plan to return to the ice with great effort, determination, and love for the game of hockey.”

It’s not the first time Kane has found himself under scrutiny this year. He was investigated — and cleared — for betting on hockey games. Both issues are important to the NFL, because the question has been raised as to whether some NFL players have used fake vaccine cards.

Some believe it has indeed happened in pro football. The fact that it has happened in the NHL should cause more questions about whether any NFL players have finagled the COVID equivalent of McLovin’s phony Hawaii driver’s license.

16 responses to “NHL suspends Evander Kane 21 games over fake vaccine card

  1. Fraud is fraud. 21 isn’t enough imo. If he wants to stand up and take a stance against vaccines, so be it, that’s his right. To do it in a weasly way that endangers his teammates and team,, that doesn’t fly.

  2. Dang , that’s a lot of effort to get a bogus card as opposed to just getting the shot.

  3. Yep, it’s the world we live in. Can’t blame people at all for not wanting to be around someone who doesn’t take the basic steps to protect the health of those around him. Smoking is banned in public places for the same reason. And let’s make this clear. This is not a “mistake.” This is a decision that involved willingly making many choices to actively circumvent and defraud. Too bad it’s only 21 games.

  4. I’ve been a Sharks fan since their first season, back when they still played at the Cow Palace. I was a season ticket holder for many years. I still support the team. But this suspension should have been longer. He committed fraud and put the health and safety of his team, their staff and the players and staff of opposing teams at risk in the process.

  5. Bet he didn’t know that forging a document with a US Gov seal on it is a federal counterfeiting charge.
    Whoops.

  6. Mike Beranek says:
    October 19, 2021 at 9:54 am
    Bet he didn’t know that forging a document with a US Gov seal on it is a federal counterfeiting charge.
    Whoops.
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    Dan Rather has entered the chat.

  7. I’m sorry and I want to apologize to my team, the fans, and my family for getting caught. Otherwise I would never have righted my wrong.

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