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NFL Chief Medical Officer: No Evidence of In-Play COVID-19 Spread Anywhere in World

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Recently, I wondered aloud if there had been any evidence one way or the other that COVID-19 spreads during sporting event play. Of course, we’ve seen a lot of evidence that the virus can otherwise spread amongst teammates, but a big part of the initial concern on return to play regarded spreading COVID on the field.

In his MMQB column that he took over when Peter King left Sports Illustrated for NBC, Albert Breer posed this question to the NFL’s chief medical officer, Dr. Allen Sills.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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    • LOL I knew that…libs saying, “but…we gotta test”…was just going along…sorry to step on your post…just kinda adding that they can’t test if they can’t find a sample…my bad, Gary

  1. So it doesn’t spread on the field but apparently spreads at Halloween parties as the LSU team just found out.

    Can’t we just admit nobody knows how this virus works except the fact it doesn’t affect the political affiliation of the left and super spreads in the right.

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