There’s something about Atlanta nightlife that professional athletes can’t resist even in the middle of a pandemic. Just last week, we heard about NBA player Lou Williams hitting up an Atlanta area strip club for some chicken wings and now we’re hearing that some Marlins players may have gone out to party in the city a week or so before several members of the organization tested positive for Coronavirus.
On Tuesday, 4 more Marlins players tested positive for Coronavirus which upped the tally to 17 members of the organization testing positive for Covid-19 in the last five days.
The latest round of testing from the Miami Marlins found four new coronavirus positives, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN. That brings the total over the last five days to 17. @Ken_Rosenthal first reported the newest COVID-19 cases.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 28, 2020
The outbreak within the Marlins organization has forced the MLB to suspend their games for at least the end of the week.
Major League Baseball suspended the Miami Marlins’ season through Sunday, and the Philadelphia Phillies will remain idled by the coronavirus pandemic until Friday, while the rest of baseball forges ahead with trepidationhttps://t.co/DwiS2a4wit
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) July 28, 2020
During an appearance on 937 The Fan in Pittsburgh, USA Today MLB insider Bob Nightengale says he heard some Marlins players may have caught the Coronavirus while out partying in Atlanta.
Here's Bob Nightengale on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh insinuating that the Marlins COVID-19 outbreak was caused by players leaving their hotel while in Atlanta last week. "At least one guy did for sure," he says. pic.twitter.com/zTDwTrtu9M
— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) July 28, 2020
Well, I think a couple of guys went out in Atlanta, so I don’t think it was some kind of fluke, oh they got it from a bus driver or pilot or something like that, I believe some guys got careless, at least one guy did for sure, he went out and came back positive and spread it around