New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has been cleared by doctors after having the Coronavirus
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New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has been cleared by doctors after having the Coronavirus...
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"I'm doing well. I was cleared yesterday," 56-year-old Payton said during a radio interview Wednesday night with 'WWL.'

"I've been fortunate. You stay inside like everyone's doing, and you find ways to pass the time. We had a competition committee meeting the other day on teleconference. But, I'm feeling a lot better."

Payton joked that he's been passing the time binging on Netflix shows -- like everyone else.

He also addressed the criticism he got for going to a horseracing event in Arkansas on March 14 -- despite warnings about coronavirus.

"My Twitter blows up. 'Hey, what is he doing at the races?' Hey, if I knew I had this, I wouldn't have been at the racetrack two weeks ago. And the racetrack was closed. I was there in a small ownership group," Payton said.

"And then [people complained], 'He got a test on Monday without symptoms.' I had symptoms. I wasn't gonna use a test if I didn't have symptoms."

"We're not invincible, and every one of us certainly can catch this thing. Shoot, we've got politicians, athletes -- you name it, they've caught it. Prince Charles caught it, right? So it doesn't matter if you live in a castle or you live in an apartment."

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"Hey, if I knew I had this, I wouldn't have been at the racetrack two weeks ago." Yeah, no shite. The point is that people are contagious before they show symptoms.. sometimes as long as two weeks before. So if they are out and about, they are spreading it around without even knowing it. That's the whole point of keeping your distance and not allowing crowds.
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That’s my coach
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Poor virus couldn't take any more Kenny Chesney music.
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Lol
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