NEW ORLEANS, La. (WKBN) – New Orleans Saints’ head coach Sean Payton tells ESPN he has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The 56-year-old is the first person in the NFL to test positive for COVID-19.
He received the news Thursday and is home, resting in self-quarantine, but remains upbeat about a full recovery.
Peyton tells ESPN he announced his diagnosis because he wants people to follow the orders of government officials by staying home and exercising social distancing.