Saints coach Payton 'doing well' after being cleared of coronavirus

Saints coach Payton 'doing well' after being cleared of coronavirus

Friday, March 27, 2020

Print this page Email A Friend!


WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said on Wednesday he has been “cleared” and is “doing well” a week after becoming the first known person in the NFL to test positive for coronavirus.

Payton told New Orleans radio station WWLhe felt lucky to have coped with the virus so well as the city suffered a major spike in positive COVID-19 tests.

“I'm doing well. I was cleared yesterday [Wednesday],” Payton said. “It has been quite a process. You spend a lot of time trying to learn as much as you can about it.

“I've been fortunate. When you are quarantined, you stay inside like everyone's doing and you find ways to pass the time. We had a competition committee meeting the other day on teleconference. But I'm feeling a lot better.”

Payton revealed last week he had tested positive for the virus, four days after he began feeling symptoms and five days after an appearance at an Arkansas racetrack.

“If I knew I had this I wouldn't have been at the racetrack,” said Payton, who was only tested for coronavirus after displaying symptoms.

“We're not invincible and every one of us certainly can catch this thing.

“We've got politicians, athletes - you name it, they've caught it. Prince Charles caught it, right? So it doesn't matter if you live in a castle or you live in an apartment.”


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaperlive


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT