Legendary NFL quarterback Drew Brees....

is going through something of a whirlwind after an ill-advised decision.

First a video showing Brees being struck by lighting went viral

many believing the New Orleans Saints legend was lucky to be alive following the incident.

Brees himself confirmed in a subsequent video that the video was a publicity stunt for PointsBet USA

The platform now offering "lightning bets" that will allow users to make in-game wagers.

"I would say this is probably one of the worst decisions he's made as a public figure."

Patrick Rishe, director of the sports business program at Washington University in St. Louis said after the clarification.