"We are aware of the media coverage about PointsBet brand ambassador Drew Brees," said PointsBet in a statement. We a

We are in touch with Brees' team and will keep an eye on the situation over the next few hours. We won't be adding any more commentary at this time.

This two-word report on Brees from Nick Underhill of NewOrleansFootball.com is shockingly carefree: He is okay.

The new commercial film for @PointBetUSA will be shot in a top-secret location, Brees tweeted on Monday, adding that he was "excited to be flying there later this week."

It appears that the commercial was filmed near the Catatumbo River, which regularly experiences numerous lightning strikes.

ADVANCE 10:58 ET: Brees claims that no lightning struck him. It appears to have been a PR stunt. struck by lightning ⚡ 

Drew Brees, a former NFL quarterback, was reportedly struck by lightning while filming a commercial for PointsBet sports book.

The former Purdue and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was reportedly struck by lightning while filming a promotional video for Points Bet in Venezuela early on Friday morning, 

according to a tweet by Rafael Hernandez. Hernandez, a filmmaker according to his Twitter bio, tweeted with a video and the words "More info in a few minutes" before disappearing.

Lightning strike by former Purdue star quarterback Drew Brees was a gambling company publicity stunt.