Sean Payton cleared by doctors from coronavirus

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Saints coach Sean Payton, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week, said doctors “cleared” him Tuesday.

“I’m feeling a lot better,” Payton said on WWL Radio on Wednesday, via Jeff Duncan of

Payton began feeling the symptoms of coronavirus on March 15. He took a COVID-19 test the following day and received the result last Thursday.

“Prince Charles caught it today, right?” Payton said. “It doesn’t matter if you live in a castle or an apartment. No one is too immune to it.”

Payton was asked about criticism he has seen and heard about going to Oaklawn Park in Arkansas the day before he woke up with fever, chills and weakness. Payton went to watch Bill Parcells’ horse run and presented the trophy after a stakes race.

“Hey, if I would have known I had this [COVID-19], I wouldn’t have been at the races,” Payton said. “And I had [flu-like] symptoms, so I was eligible for the test.”

7 responses to “Sean Payton cleared by doctors from coronavirus

  1. Gosh, that’s a relief. Hey, so elderly people, front line medical staff, 1st responders, firefighters and police.. they, ah, couldn’t get a test. So has someone asked our friend Sean how he got one?

  2. Sean Payton and Prince Charles have something in common. This is further proof that the world has gone completely bonkers.

  3. Yea, it was probably someone else’s fault that you were symptomatic and went through with travelling and being in a public place. Someone should probably change the rules on that, right Sean?

  4. Only place named oaklawn that isn’t a cemetery, although wallets have been buried there

  5. Yeah but social distancing is not a thing for the rich and famous – except when in an environment where the unwashed peons might get too close.

  6. Ok. Let’s hope he stays away from horse tracks and such and actually shelters in place like the rest of us this time.

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