Following the news, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement regarding Payton’s health and the importance of everyone staying safe and protecting themselves from the coronavirus.
The NFL postponed all offseason team activities and informed clubs not to conduct any visits with players nor to bring them to the facilities to undergo a physical. The league also decided to make the 2020 NFL Draft a television-only event and could take further measures by conducting the draft through a conference call.
Payton tested positive for the coronavirus this week and is now self-quarantined at home. Fortunately, he seems to be doing well and should be headed for a full recovery.