BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
Sean Payton felt chills — and not the good kind.
Paired with a low-grade fever and body aches, the New Orleans Saints skipper likened his symptoms to influenza. Instead, on March 19, he became the first known person within NFL circles to test positive for the coronavirus.
Payton, 56, acknowledges he was one of the lucky ones. He never felt any of the respiratory symptoms that are commonly associated with COVID-19, and he didn’t require hospitalization.
When Payton received his results, there had been only 392 documented cases of COVID-19 in the state of Louisiana, and 249 in Orleans...