As NFL teams begin gearing up for training camp next month, Monday offered a sobering reminder of what the country is still very much dealing with:
Several #Cowboys players & several #Texans players have tested positive for COVID-19 recently, sources tell me & @TomPelissero. None of the players are believed to have been in their team facilities. The teams followed proper health protocols.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 15, 2020
For what it's worth, Elliot was (rightfully) displeased that the test results somehow leaked:
HIPAA ??— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) June 15, 2020
My agent only confirmed. The story was already written. Reporters had been called my agent all morning.— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) June 15, 2020
My agent didn't break the story to the media— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) June 15, 2020
It's just another reminder that we're all very much still living in the midst of a historically devastating pandemic. With state Covid numbers beginning to (in some cases, dramatically) rise over the past few weeks, it's worth wondering how important starting – or finishing – seasons are, compared to the long term health of these athletes.
Ezekiel Elliott, others on Cowboys and Texans test positive for coronavirus originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago