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Barry Sanders, an NFL legend, contracts COVID but claims to be symptom-free.

Barry Sanders stated on Friday that he is the newest coronavirus breakthrough case.
Despite being properly vaccinated, wearing a mask, and taking other precautions, the Pro Football Hall of Famer says he tested positive with COVID-19.
GO TO FOXNEWS.COM FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE “Despite being double-vaccinated, wearing a mask, and taking all the measures I could…
COVID was found to be present in my system.
“I don’t have any symptoms, but I’m staying in till the doctors give me the all-clear,” he tweeted.
He stated that he would be ready for the Detroit Lions’ Week 9 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.
Sanders, who turned 53 this month, spent ten seasons with the Lions between 1989 and 1998, retiring unexpectedly at the age of 30.
The 1997 NFL MVP and 10-time Pro Bowler rushed for 15,269 yards and 99 touchdowns.
He was the league’s leading rusher four times.
MARSHALL FAULK, NFL LEGEND, URGES AMERICANS TO GET INFORMED ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINE NFL Alumni Health teamed up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to launch a national education campaign about the coronavirus vaccination.
In a news statement earlier this month, NFL Alumni CEO Beasley Reece stated, “As a country, we’ve done a lot–individually and collectively–to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.”
“We may be in the’red zone,’ but the war is far from finished.”
“We hope that the voices of our NFL Alumni will urge people who have not yet been vaccinated to discuss their concerns with a health care practitioner, obtain the facts, and make the decision to protect themselves and others,” Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk said last week on Fox News.
GET THE FOX NEWS APP HERE “Don’t listen to the social media pundits, the crap you’re reading…
“Go see your doctor so you can make an informed decision,” he advised.
“That’s what this is all about,” says the narrator.
If we can convince people to do that, then this campaign and all we’re doing will be worthwhile.
Simply put, stop listening to non-doctors and start listening to your doctors.
“Sit down with a health care practitioner and hear what they have to say about the benefits of doing it versus not doing it, and what the implications are if you do it,” Fox News’ Dan Canova said.

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The Raiders are the first team in the NFL to require confirmation of COVID-19 vaccines in order to attend home games.

The Las Vegas Raiders are the first NFL franchise to declare that all game attendees will be required to provide confirmation of COVID-19 immunization, allowing fans to attend games sans masks.
The measure will go into force in September.
The Raiders’ regular-season home opener is on September 13 against the Baltimore Ravens.
“Our number one concern has always been health and safety,” Raiders owner Mark Davis said.
“This policy ensures that we will be able to operate at full capacity without masks for fully vaccinated spectators for the entire season,” the Raiders said. The Raiders will also administer vaccines on site at Allegiant Stadium prior to Raiders home games, allowing newly vaccinated fans to attend wearing a mask.
The New Orleans Saints stated last week that spectators attending home games at the Superdome will be required to wear masks and show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test done within 72 hours of the event.
This article will be updated as time goes on.
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