Report: Member of NFL organization tests positive for coronavirus week before 2020 NFL Draft
We are just over a week away from the start of the 2020 NFL Draft and one of the members of the Los Angeles Chargers organization has reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus.
That information comes from ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, who shared the news with the following comment on Twitter:
“One member of the Chargers organization tested positive for COVID-19 and two others have shown symptoms of it, sources told ESPN. Owner Dean Spanos, GM Tom Telesco and HC Anthony Lynn were not amongst the group testing positive or showing symptoms.”
The Los Angeles Chargers currently own the No. 6 selection in the 2020 NFL Draft.
This isn’t the type of news the league wanted to see leading up to the event, which is likely going to see record numbers of viewers due to the lack of sports options in recent weeks.
Schefter also notes over at ESPN.com that this diagnosis comes nearly two weeks after the Chargers shut down their office. Everyone that has been in contact with this member of the organization has been self quarantining according to Schefter.
The 2020 NFL Draft is set to begin on Thursday, April 22 and conclude Saturday, April 25.