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Rams news: Andrew Whitworth says his entire family had coronavirus

“All it takes is one exposure,” left tackle warns

Los Angeles Rams Training Camp
Andrew Whitworth and family
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During an NFLPA conference call on Friday to discuss the challenges of playing an NFL season during the coronavirus pandemic, Rams star left tackle Andrew Whitworth revealed some sobering reality of the situation: His entire family tested positive for the virus.

Whitworth, 38, and his wife, Melissa, have four children. Whitworth said his father-in-law was hospitalized with the virus, but he is now home.

Whitworth made a point of saying “all it takes is one exposure” on the conference call. He knows how quickly the coronavirus can spread and surely his fellow players will use his story as a cautionary tale while they navigate through these uncertain times.

Whitworth is the second known current Rams’ player to test positive for the coronavirus. Fellow offensive lineman Brian Allen was the first known current NFL player to test positive for the virus, in the spring.