via ProFootball Talk:
Newton will not play on Sunday against the Chiefs, according to multiple reports
A former league MVP who is in his first year with the Patriots, Newton is by far the highest-profile NFL player to test positive for the coronavirus this season.
Although the league was forced to postpone Sunday’s Titans-Steelers game because eight Titans players have tested positive, none of those players was nearly as well known to the general public as Newton.
Patriots’ QB Cam Newton tested positive and is out for Sunday’s game vs. Kansas City, per @FieldYates and me.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 3, 2020
Newton’s status now puts the game against the Kansas City Chiefs in doubt.
The expectation is that the Chiefs’ and Patriots’ game will not be played as scheduled tomorrow at 4:25 ET, per source
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 3, 2020
This announcement comes on the heels of three more Tennessee Titans testing positive.
So far, Newton is the only Patriots player or staff member to test positive.
This is isolated. So as of right now, it’s only Cam Newton. https://t.co/Gb4kdUKBFM
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 3, 2020
The Patriots have released a statement in regard to Newton.
Statement from the New England Patriots. pic.twitter.com/eSTUukh5vl
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 3, 2020
[via ProFootball Talk]