Drew Brees was apparently struck by lightning.
Said PointsBet in a statement: “We are aware of the media coverage regarding PointsBet brand ambassador Drew Brees. We are in communication with Brees’ team and will continue to monitor events throughout the coming hours. At this stage we will not be making any further comment.”
Nick Underhill of NewOrleansFootball.com offers this surprisingly nonchalant two-word update on Brees: “He’s fine.”
Brees tweeted on Monday that he was “excited to be flying to a top-secret location later this week to shoot the new promotional video for @PointBetUSA.”
The commercial apparently was being filmed at the Catatumbo River, an area that features many lightning strikes on a daily basis.
Estrella de la @NFL @drewbrees fue impactado por un relámpago en el Catatumbo mientras grabábamos un comercial al sur del lago de Maracaibo. Pasó hace unas horas. Más información en breve… pic.twitter.com/b8PQdRpdtN
— Rafael Hernández (@sincepto) December 2, 2022
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