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Ezekiel Elliott - One Of Several Cowboys & Texans Players Who Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 - Thinks Someone Violated HIPAA + NFL Commissioner Encourages Teams To Sign Colin Kaepernick

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Dallas Cowboys player Ezekiel Elliott is one of several NFL players who have tested positive for COVID-19. As of now, he’s the only player named with a positive test and he thinks someone may have violated HIPAA. Also, NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell encourags teams to pick up Colin Kaepernick. More inside…

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has tested positive for COVID-19, according to his agent. And he's not the only one. As a precaution, Cowboys players were tested for the virus and some positive results came back. In fact, players on the Houston Texans have reportedly been affected as well, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

It's reported Ezekiel is asymptomatic and is currently doing well.

Ezekiel caught HELL online when it was leaked that he went to his teammate/Cowboys QB Dak Prescott's house for a "home dinner."

It was initially reported Dak hosted a quarantine party at his home in Prosper, TX back in April with more than 30 people in attendance. The NFL QB then spoke out and said it was NOT a party, it was a “home dinner” and that there were less than 10 people at his home.

The identities of the other NFL players who tested positive for COVID-19 have not been revealed. And Zeke believes someone may have violated HIPAA laws.

"HIPAA?," he tweeted.

"My agent only confirmed. The story was already written. Reporters had been called my agent all morning," he tweeted. "My agent didn't break the story to the media," he explained.

SB NAtion reports:

HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, protects your personal health information from being publicly shared without your consent; however, this only applies to healthcare professionals. In the event that his physician or anyone involved in testing for coronavirus shared this information, that would be a HIPAA violation.

If the source of the positive test is someone such as a family member or a close friend, it would not count as a HIPAA violation as they are not healthcare professionals. According to legal analyst Michael McCann, reporters would also not fall under HIPAA, and can therefore reveal the news.

It's interesting Ezekiel's name was the only name leaked... so far.

In other football news...

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he supports and encourages teams to sign quarterback Colin Kaepernick. As you know, Kaepernick was blackballed from the league after he launched a peaceful protest by taking a knee during the National Anthem before games to raise awareness to police brutality and social injustice. Kapernick ended up suing the NFL for collusion, which resulted in both parties reaching a settlement last year. Terms were not disclosed.

With #BlackLivesMatter being at the forefront, NFL commissioner Roger Goddell has encouraged teams to pick up Kapernick. How convenient.

"Well, listen, if he wants to resume his career in the NFL, then obviously it's going to take a team to make that decision," Goodell said during a conversation with Mike Greenberg for ESPN's The Return of Sports special. "But I welcome that, support a club making that decision and encourage them to do that.

"If his efforts are not on the field but continuing to work in this space, we welcome him to that table and to help us, guide us, help us make better decisions about the kinds of things that need to be done in the communities. We have invited him in before, and we want to make sure that everybody's welcome at that table and trying to help us deal with some very complex, difficult issues that have been around for a long time."

And you're JUST NOW saying this? The timing of it all...

According to a new poll, Americans feel like the NFL owes Colin Kaepernick an apology. A new Harris Poll found 61% of Americans think Kaepernick deserves an apology from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

An apology AND a job.

 

Photo: AP Photo/Roger Steinman

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