No, Drew Brees wasn’t struck by lightning in Venezuela
Drew Brees drew a lot of concern from many New Orleans Saints fans Friday morning after a very poorly-conceived marketing stunt. The fan-favorite quarterback traveled to Venezuela this week to film a promotional video for PointsBet sportsbook, in which he was apparently struck by lightning in a video that quickly went viral on social media. Messages of concern for Brees’ wellbeing were quick to follow.
But NewOrleans.Football’s Nick Underhill defused the situation by reporting “He’s fine” and that the video was a “spoof,” which was confirmed by Nola.com’s Luke Johnson and ESPN’s Katherine Terrell. So there’s nothing to worry about here beyond Brees having made a horrible decision in how he’s allowing his public image to be used by sponsors.
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