Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott tests positive for COVID-19, his agent says
Several Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans players have recently tested positive for COVID-19, according to NFL Network.
Star Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is one of those players, his agent Rocky Arceneaux confirmed to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. Arceneaux told Rapoport that his client is “feeling good.”
One of the Cowboys players who tested positive displayed flu-like symptoms last week but is feeling better, according to ESPN. The others from that team are asymptomatic.
The Cowboys said Monday in a statement: “Due to federal and local privacy laws, we are unable to provide information regarding the personal health of any of our employees. We are following all CDC, local and NFL guidelines to keep our facilities safe, including limiting employee access.”
A look at athletes, coaches and others in the sports world who have tested positive of the coronavirus.
None of the players is believed to have been in their teams’ facilities. It is unclear whether any of the infected players have been working out or spending time together.
NFL teams have been conducting offseason activities virtually due to the coronavirus outbreak, but the league is proceeding with plans for a full 2020 season as scheduled.
Later on Twitter, Elliott questioned why his medical information had been released to the public. “HIPPA??” he tweeted, a reference to the privacy rules established by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
HIPAA ??— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) June 15, 2020
Elliott also made it clear that he does not blame his agent for the leak.
My agent only confirmed. The story was already written. Reporters had been called my agent all morning.— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) June 15, 2020
My agent didn’t break the story to the media— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) June 15, 2020
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