New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has informed ESPN that he has tested positive for Covid-19 coronavirus.
Payton is now the first known coronavirus case in the NFL that has tested positive for the deadly virus. Sean told reporters he didn’t feel well over the weekend and took the test immediately Monday morning.
The Saints head coach is now resting at home as is self-quarantined and will remain there indefinitely. Payton claims he is one of the 20% of cases that has no fever and no cough.
Here’s what the Saints head coach had to say:
“This is not just about social distancing, It’s shutting down here for a week to two weeks. If people understand the curve, and understand the bump, we can easily work together as a country to reduce it. Take a minute to understand what the experts are saying. It’s not complicated to do what they’re asking of us. Just that type of small investment by every one of us will have a dramatic impact.”
“I was fortunate to be in the minority, without the serious side effects that some have. I’m lucky. Younger people feel like they can handle this, but they can be a carrier to someone who can’t handle it. So we all need to do our part. It’s important for every one of us to do our part.”
More to come.