Stephon Gilmore was in close contact with Cam Newton before positive test

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Wednesday morning’s news of Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore‘s positive test for COVID-19 comes several days after we learned quarterback Cam Newton had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Gilmore may not have been terribly surprised to learn that he had tested positive. PFT has learned, via a league source, that Gilmore was in close contact with Newton in the days leading up to his positive test.

That led Gilmore to fly to Kansas City on a second plane along with about 20 other people from the Patriots organization who had close contact with Newton.

Gilmore also had a brief exchange with Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes after the game and the news of another positive test will keep an eye on the results out of Kansas City as well as New England in the coming days.

4 responses to “Stephon Gilmore was in close contact with Cam Newton before positive test

  1. This just seems shockingly irresponsible. If Gilmore knew he was in close contact with Cam, once Cam tested positive, he should have self-isolated. Now Mahomes and other Chiefs could be infected? This is how the season gets put in jeopardy. WTF?!

  2. The Pat Mahomes interaction should be fine since according to the CDC, close contact is defined as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes.

  3. So, the second plane was just to keep other Patriots safe but they didn’t care about the potential of infecting the Chiefs? That behavior borders on criminal. The league will end up stopping this season at some point, and boneheaded moves like this will be a major factor. How is it possible this far into the pandemic that a basic understanding of how the virus spreads and how to minimize it is eluding these clowns?

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