NFL quarterback’s wife blasts league over COVID-19 response

Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions’ star Matthew Stafford, said the NFL’s response to her husband’s false positive COVID-19 test made her life a “nightmare.”
2:52 | 08/05/20

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We want to turn now to the NFL facing criticism from the wife of a star quarterback. Matthew Stafford, while his wife says their lives were turned upside down by a false positive covid test, the league announced that he, the quarterback was put on their so-called covid-19 injured reserve list and that's when his wife says the family faced harassment. Our will reeve joins us now with the story. Good morning, T.J., Kelly Stafford called her life a living nightmare for what her family has endured ever since her husband was put on that list. It turns out it was a false positive and now Kelly is criticizing the league and its protocols. Reporter: This morning as the NFL fights to safely play during the pandemic using misting booths to sanitize players and gps trackers to enforce social distancing, one quarterback's wife is blasting the league saying their response to her husband's false-positive covid-19 test made her life a, quote, nightmare. Kelly Stafford the wife of Detroit lions Matt Stafford and survivor of a brain tumor last year now taking the league to task over publishing her husband's name on the covid injured reserve list when he tested false positive for the his name on that list, putting his teammates on edge. It definitely hit home and it's scary with Stafford being such an important part of the team, but those results were Kelly writing on Instagram we were all tested the day after and we were all negative including Matthew. Then he tested negative again and then again and again. The team waiting four days to take his name off the list. Kelly saying that led her family to be both shamed and shunned, writing even after we knew it was a false positive our school told us they were not allowed back. I was approached in a grocery store and told I was endangering others. My kids were harassed and kicked off a playground and now she's demanding answers from the NFL saying these are people's lives and livelihoods. Stafford is not the only athlete to face a false positive. The nationals Juan Soto believes he got a positive test result and that was a shortened season. Even a well-designed test will generate some level of false positives. When we have massive outbreaks across the country we of course, want to err on the side of caution. If someone tests positive we should assume they're positive until they test negative. Reporter: Meanwhile, Kelly thanking fans for their concern saying we are all absolutely fine and feeling great. Thank god for that. Reporter: The NFL have yet to comment on Kelly's post, but being placed on that covid list doesn't necessarily mean the player has the virus. Thank you so much for that, We will turn now to the

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