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Sean Payton Reveals He's Been Cleared After Battle With Coronavirus

Sean Payton
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton revealed he has been cleared after his coronavirus diagnosis. | Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The coronavirus pandemic has affected people in all walks of life. New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was one of the main figures in sports to test positive for the disease and bring awareness to the seriousness of our situation.

Louisiana has been hit particularly hard, and Payton showed anyone could catch coronavirus, even the rich and famous. Uplifting news emerged Wednesday night that the Saints head coach was cleared of the illness, which gives sports fans a positive spin, for once.

Payton feeling better is great news and could provide some hope to those in Louisiana and around the country. He has also provided a voice of authority when it comes following proper social distancing guidelines, and hopes to remain a leader in the community about this issue along with LSU head coach Ed Orgeron.

As scary as these times are, we need to take the small victories we're provided. Now, Payton can turn his focus to aiding our medical professionals in their everyday battle with this deadly virus, and we should do the same while practicing the guidelines they preach.