Saints’ Sean Payton tests positive for COVID-19

Gabriella Killett

Saints’ Head Coach Sean Payton told ESPN Thursday he tested presumptive positive for COVID-19.

Payton is the first to come forward with a positive novel coronavirus test in the world of the NFL.

A tweet from ESPN’s Adam Schefter released the news.

Payton told ESPN he “wants all people to heed the warnings of government officials, stay inside, and behave responsibly.”