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Patriots Fans Respond To Cam Newton Getting COVID

Patriots Fans Respond To Cam Newton Getting COVID

A highly anticipated showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots was postponed this weekend. The move came on the heels of New England starting quarterback Cam Newton and Kansas City practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta’amu being added to the NFL’s COVID-19 reserve list on Saturday afternoon.

Fan reaction to the news was about what you would expect.

The NFL, meanwhile, took a more measured approach.

“In consultation with infectious disease experts, both clubs are working closely with the NFL and the NFLPA to evaluate multiple close contacts, perform additional testing and monitor developments,” the league said in a statement.

“All decisions will be made with the health and safety of players, team and game day personnel as our primary consideration.”

The Patriots subsequently released a statement that struck a similar tone.

“We are in close consultation with the NFL as well as our team of independent doctors and specialists and will follow their guidance regarding our scheduled trip to Kansas City and game against the Chiefs,” it read. “The health and safety of our team, as well as of our opponent, are of highest priority.”

Assuming no other outbreaks occur, Week 4’s Patriots versus Chiefs showdown will take place on either Monday or Tuesday.

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Jennifer Withers Hoey

Jennifer Withers Hoey is a former Business Development Manager who transitioned to writing about sports. With valuable connections all over the West Coast, she has used those contacts to break some of the most interesting stories pertaining to the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks, LA Lakers, LA Clippers, Seattle Supersonics (RIP), and more.

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