Coronavirus has formally infiltrated the NFL … with New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton revealing he examined constructive for COVID-19.
56-year-old Payton got here ahead with the information to ESPN on Thursday. No phrase on when he was recognized or when he first grew to become suspicious he was sick.
Payton informed ESPN he got here ahead as a result of “he wants all people to heed the warnings of government officials, stay inside, and behave responsibly.”
The craziest half … just some days in the past, Payton was at a horse racing occasion at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas speaking with a TVG reporter … ABOUT CORONAVIRUS! And he was undoubtedly NOT social distancing!!!!
In the previous week, a number of excessive profile folks have been recognized with the virus — from Kevin Durant to Tom Hanks, Rudy Gobert, Idris Elba, Prince Albert of Monaco and extra.
The NFL has canceled a number of occasions as a result of pandemic — together with the 2020 NFL Draft which was set to go down subsequent month in Las Vegas.
So far, the league has NOT deliberate on pushing again the beginning of the 2020 NFL season.