Ezekiel Elliott and ‘Several’ Other NFL Players in Texas Have Contracted COVID-19

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, as well as other players on his team and on the Houston Texans, have reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus.

Monday on Twitter, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported via sources that “several” Cowboys and Texans have contracted COVID-19.

“None of the players are believed to have been in their team facilities. The teams followed proper health protocols,” Rapoport added.

Rapoport was also told by Elliott’s agent Rocky Arceneaux that the 24-year-old came down with the virus but is “feeling good.”

However, the Cowboys themselves could not confirm or deny these reports.

“Due to federal and local privacy laws, we are unable to provide information regarding the personal health of any of our employees,” the team said in a statement.

In response to these tweets, Elliott appears to confirm the news but denies that his agent broke the story. He also strongly suggests that his confidentiality rights were violated.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, NFLPA medical director Thom Mayer told agents that players will be tested three times a week for COVID-19. Those who test positive will be quarantined from their teams.

In April, Los Angeles Rams center Brian Allen became the first known NFL player to contract the coronavirus.

A month before, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton became the first known person in the NFL to test positive for the disease.


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