The mandate surrounding COVID-19 is taken very seriously by governments around the world and the United States is no different. A former NBA player was caught dodging the protocols set forth that even big league sports is now following suit with current athletes. This has caused some division with players who fall on the side of unvaccinated.
Many anti-vaxxers have opted to falsify their vaccination records in an effort to beat the system, but former basketball star Lazar Hayward could not fool authorities in Hawaii.
According to Hollywood Unlocked, Hayward, 34, was with Raven Randle, 33, when he arrived at the Lihue Airport on the island of Kauai. They traveled to Hawaii from Los Angeles, and upon arrival, they attempted to curve the mandatory quarantine period in place in the state by reportedly uploading fake vaccination papers into the airport’s Safe Travels portal.
Hawaii officials have made it a rule that any guests who are unvaccinated are required to show documents proving that within the last 72 hours, they have tested negative for COVID. If they don’t have that test, then they must first quarantine for 10 days on the island before patronizing anywhere. Hayward and Randle’s paperwork was flagged and the pair were reportedly “arrested on charges of unsworn falsification.”