Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was placed on the NFL’s COVID-19 reserve list on Monday, but the team said Tuesday that he had a false-positive test result.
The Lions released this statement:
“Today we removed Matthew Stafford from the COVID-IR list and onto the Active Roster. As a result of a False-Positive test result, he was forced due to NFL/NFLPA protocols to sit out until he received two negative tests. His testing sequence for the Pre-Entry period was: negative, negative, False-Positive. The next three tests were all negative. To be clear, Matthew does NOT have COVID-19 and never has had COVID-19 and the test in question was a False-Positive. Also, all of Matthew's family have been tested and everyone is negative.”
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