On Wednesday, ESPN’s Adam Schifter called the Patriots a cornerback. Stephen Gilmore I had dinner Patriots with quarterback Cam Newton Friday night, collected from Newton by a nasal swab that tested positive for COVID-19. On Thursday, Patriots coach Phil Belich asked if the team knew this before heading to Kansas City for Monday’s game against the Chiefs.
“[A]Testing and contact and all-inclusive information and all, at our conclusion the medical persons, physicians in the league and all information processed by us. [we] He followed the code of conduct, ”Belich told reporters. “I feel like we did everything we could to control it. Extra flights, extra buses, one day travel, And so on, And so on. There are so many things we can list there. As for personal specific questions, I would say that they are all thrown into the general medical field. ”
When asked if the team knew about the Newton-Gilmore dinner, Belichick escaped equally.
“We followed all NFL protocols,” Belichick said.
Although technically the protocols may have been followed, given the amount of time he revealed to Newton, there was reason for the Patriots to believe that Gilmore was more likely to test the positive than the others. Then Newton developed a positive test model. Some would say that Gilmore should be excluded from all activities until the incubation period expires without a positive test.
Regardless, Gilmore moved to Kansas City. He flew in a plane carrying those who had close contact with Newton. He was on the field during the game. He spoke to the chiefs at quarterback Patrick Mahoms Very close after the game. At all times, the team knew that the Gilmore virus could spread in his body, and the negative tests turned into positive ones several days after the incubation period was over.
It did, apparently, do it.