Cam Newton tests positive for Covid 19 as NFL moves Patriots Chiefs game
New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton has tested positive for Covid-19 and will not play in the team’s Week 4 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to multiple reports. The New England-Kansas City game, initially scheduled for Sunday afternoon, will be postponed to either Monday or Tuesday after the Chiefs expressed concern over the risk of the Patriots traveling by plane so soon after Newton’s positive test. The Patriots released a statement on Saturday morning saying that an unidentified player tested positive for the virus late last night and that he immediately entered quarantine. Players, coaches, and personnel who interacted with the player were tested as of Saturday morning and all the tests came back negative, the team said. ESPN was first to report the player in question was Newton, the 2015 NFL MVP who becomes by far the biggest star to test positive for coronavirus since the return of football amid a pandemic that has infected more than 7.3m Americans. The NFL later said a player on the Kansas City Chiefs has also tested positive for the virus. The news comes days after the league was forced to postpone Sunday’s game between the Steelers and Titans after 16 Tennessee players and staff members tested positive. Newton, 31, signed a one-year contract with the Patriots during the offseason following the departure of Tom Brady to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.