The New England Patriots might have caused some problems for commuters of the 93-north in Boston this morning.
According to reports, the lanes on 93-North were all shut down to allow the Patriots team buses to exit the HOV lanes and continue their way toward Logan Airport. Check it out:
The team does not usually do this because they don’t commute during rush hour. They should have been in Kansas City yesterday but their game was rescheduled due to Cam Newton testing positive for COVID-19.
Since news about this spread, the NFL decided to postpone the game to tonight. At the moment, the players are travelling to Kansas City in two planes from two different airports, with those who had close contact with Newton taking a separate plane. They will have to wait for the final tests to come in before they decided who to use in tonight’s game against the Chiefs.
It turns out that Newton’s positive coronavirus test has caused the league 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.”
“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.”
We wish Newton a fast recovery and a return to the field in no-time. We can’t wait to see him back with his team, winning games week after week!