Major news struck the NFL on Thursday afternoon, as ESPN insider Adam Schefter revealed that New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has tested positive for coronavirus. He’s the first player or coach in the NFL to test positive for the virus.
Payton told ESPN that he didn’t feel well on Sunday and ended up getting tested on Monday. Fortunately, he is one of the 20 percent of cases that doesn’t experience any fever or cough.
The reason that Payton came out with his diagnosis is so people can understand how important it is to listen to what the government officials have to say about handling the virus. As for his current well-being, he provided an update on social media.
“Appreciate the well wishes,” Payton wrote on Twitter. “I’m feeling better and fortunate to not have any of the respiratory symptoms. 4 more days at home. #BEATCovid”
— Sean Payton (@SeanPayton) March 19, 2020
It’s nice to see that Payton is in good spirits.
Payton attended a horse racing event this past Saturday, but it’s unknown if he that’s where he picked up the virus. According to his Twitter post, he only has four more days of isolation remaining.
Hopefully, Payton makes a full recovery and can help led the Saints back to the playoffs for a fourth-straight season.