Marlins Players Were Reportedly Out Partying In Atlanta Before Coronavirus Outbreak Spread Within Team

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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 outbreak within the Marlins organization has forced the MLB to suspend their games for at least the end of the week.

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.

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

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