News about Cam Newton’s positive coronavirus test shook the football world.
Ever since Newton tested positive, the league has taken it upon themselves to investigate “whether the Patriots complied with all relevant (COVID) protocols,” shares ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio. He explained:
“There hadn’t even been (and still hasn’t been) a second positive in New England. Which makes it a bit strange, to say the least, that the NFL moved so quickly. It’s unclear whether the NFL also has launched an investigation in Kansas City regarding its single positive test, generated by practice-squad quarterback Jordan Ta’amu.”
Newton’s positive coronavirus test came Friday night and the famous quarterback was immediately placed in quarantine. The following day, the league decided to reschedule New England’s road game in Kansas City from Sunday afternoon to Monday night.
So far, there hasn’t been another positive coronavirus test in New England. There will be another testing today, right before the team departs for Kansas City. Florio went on to add:
“After the Titans’ outbreak began, it took the league several days to show up to investigate whether the team followed all applicable COVID-19 protocols. With only one positive in New England, the league moved much more quickly.”
On the other hand, the Patriots shared this statement about Newton’s condition:
“Late last night, we receiver notice that a Patriots player tested positive for COVID-19. The player immediately entered self-quarantine. Several additional players, coaches and staff who have been in close contact with the player receiver point of care tests this morning and all were negative for COVID-19.
“We are in close consultation with the NFL, as well as our team of independent doctors and specialists, and will follow their guidance regarding our scheduled trip to Kansas City and game against the Chiefs. The health and safety of our team, as well as our opponent, are of highest priority.”