DALLAS, Texas (KETK) — One of the top names in the National Football League has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Ezekiel Elliott’s agent has confirmed the running back does have the virus.
According to Rapoport’s Twitter post, the Dallas Cowboys have not confirmed the news, due to privacy laws.
Elliott has now taken to Twitter to express his frustration over how the story leaked./
HIPAA ??— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) June 15, 2020
My agent only confirmed. The story was already written. Reporters had been called my agent all morning.— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) June 15, 2020
According to Rapoport and NFL’s Tom Pelissero, the Houston Texans also have players that have tested positive.
Several #Cowboys players & several #Texans players have tested positive for COVID-19 recently, sources tell me & @TomPelissero. None of the players are believed to have been in their team facilities. The teams followed proper health protocols.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 15, 2020
No word on how many players from each team have received positive tests.
“We fully well expect that we will have positive cases that arise. Our challenge is to identify them as quickly as possible and prevent spread to any other participants.”Dr. Allen Sills, NFL’s chief medical officer
Back in April, Los Angeles Rams center Brian Allen was the first NFL player to reveal he had tested positive for the virus.
A few weeks before that, New Orleans Saints’ head coach Sean Payton said he had also tested positive. The organization then canceled their off-season program due to coronavirus concerns.
According to the league, coaches have begun returning to team facilities, but players had been taking a virtual approach to the off-season.
Commissioner Roger Goodell has issued protocols to each organization detailing protocols for players returning on June 8.
Over the past two weeks, they have begun opening on a limited basis with the hopes to open all clubhouses under strict guidelines including social distancing protocols.
Due to coronavirus concerns the Cowboys were not planning to make the trip to Oxnard for training camp. Instead, they will hold everything at The Star in Frisco, which opened back in 2016.
Since opening, the Cowboys have spent the first half of camp in California and the second half in Texas.
While most NFL teams keep training at home, Dallas is one of the few teams who hold their camps outside the state.
This is a developing news story. Check back for updates.