The legendary Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher will be inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame this year. He said on Wednesday that he and his wife tested positive for coronavirus antibodies in April.
Cowher told The Athletic that he and his wife Veronica Stigeler developed symptoms in March, when they were not tested for viruses. But two months later, their antibody test was positive.
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Cowher, 63, said he and his wife lost their sense of smell when they returned from a trip to Honolulu. The two flew back to Newark International Airport and had dinner in New York City before they closed in early March.
Soon after, Koch said they began to lose their sense of smell and taste and their joints were shaking. Koch said he was having a fever.
He told The Athletic: “I think I got help in New York and all my travels, and people entered Newark Airport at the same time.”
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Both have been restored.
Cowher was selected to the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 2020, but the ceremony was postponed by a year due to the pandemic.
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He said: “I am really relieved.” “As long as you want to reflect on and talk about those who have played an important role in your life, it is not the right time now, not only with COVID, but also with social justice issues. This It’s a very transparent period, it’s so fluid. The Hall of Fame needs reflection. I’m glad it will still be a game between Dallas and Pittsburgh [next year],Great. I think that when this country is in the status quo, it is difficult to really consider any celebration. “