Raiders coach Jon Gruden does not have COVID-19, but his players certainly thought he did.
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the Raiders logged into a Zoom team meeting expecting to be addressed by the head coach, instead, they were met by assistant head coach and special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia.
He informed the players that Gruden was hospitalized with COVID-19. That was false and done so purposely to test how the players would react and prepare them for this most unpredictable of NFL seasons.
It should be noted that Gruden’s scheme occurred before Doug Peterson of the Eagles fell ill, so it’s not as bad as it might sound.
Unfortunately, the virus being a real thing is still lost on many people s the entire country continues to struggle to handle the spread of the deadly virus.
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