Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock apologizes for violating COVID-19 mask


Lorenzo Reyes

| USA ma

Drew Lock, a defender of the Denver Broncos, apologized for violating NFL COVID-19 protocol, which resulted in all four of the team’s defenders being inactive in Sunday’s match against the New Orleans Saints.

“In a controlled and socially segregated area, we let masking slip for a limited time,” Lock wrote on his verified Twitter account on Sunday. “It’s an honest mistake, but it will be one that will be in my possession. I sincerely apologize and I fully understand why these safety precautions are important. Most of the time, doing the right thing is not good enough.”

Denver Driskel, Denver’s third-string quarterback, gave a positive result for COVID-19 on Thursday. Then, on Saturday, the team’s two other active frame quarterback, Lock and reserve Brett Rypien, were added to the Reserve / COVID-19 list. Practitioner Blake Bortles has also been added to the list.

The defenders were considered a high-risk close relationship after Driskel’s positive test.

The Broncos raised the practicing squad’s broad receiver, Kendall Hinton, and named him an emergency trigger against New Orleans. Hinton played quarterback for the Wake Forest team before moving on to his senior season buyer.

ESPN says the Broncos have turned to the NFL to try to get Rob Calabrese to play an emergency role as a quality control assistant as a player. The league rejected the request based on the report. Calabrese occasionally played quarterback for UCF until 2008-12.

“As a proud member of the Denver Broncos, I can attest that our entire team took the COVID-19 epidemic seriously, following all the rules to keep each other safe,” Lock wrote. “We are tested daily, they get fast results and we are confident and our facility provides a safe environment for everyone.”

He added that he expects to “return to the field next week”.

The Broncos (4-6) will meet the division’s rival, the Kansas City Chiefs, next week.