Stephon Gilmore tested positive for the coronavirus recently. After news about this spread, reports revealed that he had actually been in close contact with quarterback Cam Newton who was also positive to the virus. The two had actually been to dinner together only hours before Newton’s first positive test came out.
This week, Gilmore has been a bit silent about his condition but his wife decided to speak out. She recently came forward to say that her husband didn’t really have dinner with quarterback Cam Newton, which many people assumed to be how COVID-19 was transferred from one New England Patriots’ player to the other. She went on social media to share:
This comes after Adam Schefter spoke more about the reported dinner between Gilmore and Newton:
“I happen to believe — I was told that in the New England area over the weekend that Cam Newton and Stephon Gilmore were spotted having dinner together on Friday night. And I was aware of that over the weekend. So to hear that he tested positive, I’ve gotta be honest, is not overly surprising to me. If you’re at a dinner table with somebody who’s got the virus, there’s a chance I would think that you’re going to get the virus, right? So that’s what we’re dealing with this morning. I think it’s a crisis.”
Following his positive test, Gilmore went on social media to state:
“Thank you to everyone who has reached out since hearing about my positive COVID-19 test. Your messages aren’t unseen and are greatly appreciated. I’m currently asymptomatic and will take this as it comes. I don’t know what to expect, but my spirit is high because of God. I’ve followed every protocol, yet it happened to me. Please be sure to take this seriously.
“The Gilly Lock is going to sit down until the medical professionals let me know it’s best to continue normal activity. Your well wishes and prayers mean the world to me and my family.”
We pray for his fast recovery!