Panthers players on COVID-19 list gathered outside team facility

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The Panthers put eight players on the COVID-19 reserve list this week, but that was not a result of an outbreak within the facility.

Instead, NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills said today, the issue stemmed from players gathering outside the facility.

Sills said the league has been working with the Panthers on stressing the importance of being vigilant about the disease at all times, both in the facility and away from it.

The Panthers had no new positive tests in the results that came back today.

11 responses to “Panthers players on COVID-19 list gathered outside team facility

  1. if I were Commissioner Goodell, I’d ORDER the players to gather without masks and make sure they hug each other and drink out of the same beer bottles.
    We all know that the players don’t like being told what to do so they would disobey Goodell and stay away from each other, and therefore would not contaminate one another.
    Sound reasonable?

  2. Do these idiots see what happened in Oakland and Baltimore and say ‘Nahhhhh… won’t happen to us..’? It’s baffling.

  3. Absurdity. Numbers the highest they’ve ever been while restrictions and mask-wearing are enforced almost everywhere you go. Im a COVID-19 believer, but something just doesn’t add up. Don’t care if you share the same perspective, but the political influence over the virus and publicly traded vaccine companies have made much of the American public skeptical regardless of party lines.

  4. Covid is crazy…i am sure all these players will not survive…within the next 100 years i bet all of them will be dead

  5. Aside from football, I feel bad for all the businesses that are going under as a result of people not being smart.

  6. This is fundamental selfishness and lack of concern for other teammates which is a huge problem with this disease. Political game-playing and hypocrisy by both parties as “pwr242524” says is absolutely a problem but I don’t know where he/she is but mask wearing is not enforced in many states and other measures are not enforced. These players should have disciplinary suspensions so they don’t get paid for the games they miss.

  7. chmba says:
    December 10, 2020 at 6:40 am
    This is fundamental selfishness and lack of concern for other teammates which is a huge problem with this disease. Political game-playing and hypocrisy by both parties as “pwr242524” says is absolutely a problem but I don’t know where he/she is but mask wearing is not enforced in many states and other measures are not enforced. These players should have disciplinary suspensions so they don’t get paid for the games they miss.

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    I only say this because I live in NJ, one of the most strictest states for indoor/outdoor gatherings, mask-wearing, traveling outside the state, remote teaching, remote working, cancellation of sports etc. and the case numbers/hospitalizations/deaths are the highest they have ever been. What is going on?

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