Coronavirus patient Sean Payton, who was quarantined on Sunday evening at his New Orleans home, ordered a cheesesteak for delivery at a favorite restaurant. “I am blessed for many reasons,” said the saint’s coach on the phone shortly after the meal arrived. He sounded lively. “Unfortunately, this disease didn’t cost me my appetite.”
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He is the only NFL trainer or top NFL official who has tested positive for coronavirus. Yet. He knows ominously that this may not be permanent. “When all is said and done, a third of every group in the country could get it,” said Payton. “And of course we have to be careful when we spread it. [Saints offensive coordinator] Pete Carmichael has diabetes, so we have to be careful with him and really everyone. “
Payton has no idea how he signed it. He had just left the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis three weeks ago and was swarming with 2,500 NFL people and media. The next weekend he went to New York to see a few Broadway plays. Crowded theater. Then he played with friends in Naples, Florida. “Then, last Friday [10 days ago] I spoke to Bill Parcells. He had a horse, Three Technique, that took part in a race in Arkansas on Saturday. Bill wasn’t going to go, but I like the races. I said I’ll go. So I went to the race. At home, on Sunday, a week ago today, I felt rough, a little feverish and just weak. Had the chills. Woke up Monday with the cold. Achy. I called our team doctor and described the symptoms. It’s not a flu season down here, so he thought I had an 85 percent chance [coronavirus]. I went to a hospital, went up the little ramp there and they came out to test me. They all had their protective gear on. I rolled down my window. Just like you saw – they made nostril one, then they made nostril two. That’s it. On Thursday he wrote me an SMS. Tested positive. Call me. “I wasn’t nervous because I felt good.”
Payton feels better, but still weak. Today, he will join a conference call with his NFL competition committee colleagues to discuss possible changes to the rules. He feels put into so many people that he has seen and felt what the virus can do.
“Look, I feel good. I’m getting better and we’ll go ahead and have the draft in some form, ”said Payton. “It is not important at the moment. What is important is our healthcare workers, our doctors and nurses at the forefront. We have to take care of them.
“Right now this is our life and we have to be prepared for it. Some fundamental things in our whole life will be threatened. We all have to take on a little more social responsibility. We all felt invincible at some point in our lives, like young people do now do. But think about the person you may be influencing. “
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