The video of Drew Brees getting struck by lightning is the most random thing you’ll see today, he’s okay though. Check out his video here.
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Drew Christopher Brees was born on January 15, 1979 in Dallas to Eugene Wilson “Chip” Brees II, a prominent trial lawyer, and Mina Ruth, an attorney. His grandfather fought in the Battle of Okinawa.
A Sports Illustrated article stated he was named for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Drew Pearson but in a 2014 interview Brees said this story was “just legend”.
He has a younger brother, Reid (born 1981). When Brees was seven, his parents divorced and shared custody of the boys, who split their time between both parents’ homes.
Today, he admits that it was a very tough and challenging life after the divorce; however, Brees and his younger brother, Reid, supported each other and became very close.
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Former Saints quarterback Drew Brees did NOT get struck by lightning Thursday night, despite a video that surfaced showing an incident.
At 1 a.m. Friday morning, a video was posted to Twitter that allegedly showed Brees getting struck by lightning, and as you can imagine, everyone was immediately concerned about his well-being.
As it turns out, the video was a marketing stunt for a gambling company. Brees texted ESPN’s Saints reporter, Kat Terrell, to let everyone know that “he’s good and that he did not get struck by lightning.” The gambling company also later admitted that the lightning strike was a publicity stunt.
Brees had noted earlier this week that he was headed to a “top-secret location” to film a commercial for a sportsbook.
According to the video posted above, that location turned out to be the Catatumbo River in Venezuela, which is famous for the amount of lightning it receives, and that was one reason the viral video became much more believable.
Brees relayed the message in a text to ESPN Saints reporter Katherine Terrell … just hours after footage surfaced seemingly showing the ex-New Orleans quarterback in danger.
In the clip, which was apparently shot while Brees was filming a commercial for the sports gambling platform PointsBet in Catatumbo — an area in Venezuela known for its consistent thunderstorm activity — you can see a lightning bolt making a beeline for Brees’ back.
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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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Brees confirmed in a subsequent video that he’s perfectly fine and “buzzing” about the sportsbook’s latest offer involving its “lightning bets,” which allow users to make in-game wagers.
The stunt comes as online sportsbooks gain popularity and fight for customers.
“Well it’s certainly a shock, literally and figuratively,” said Patrick Rishe, director of the sports business program at Washington University in St. Louis. “I would say this is probably one of the worst decisions he’s made as a public figure.”
Rishe said it’s clear PointsBet tried to do something extraordinary to get attention in the online sports betting market, which is dominated by DraftKings and FanDuel, “but boy, this really feels like it’s crossing the line.”