New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton told ESPN on Thursday that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Payton has had COVID-19 for about eight days and has five more days of quarantine ahead of him. Payton, who attended a horse race at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas on Saturday, felt like he was coming down with a cold and was not feeling well, which prompted the test, Rapoport added.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement on Thursday evening.
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