Chiefs avoided Patrick Mahomes disaster with COVID-19 barber


Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was among 20 people slated to receive a haircut from the barber who tested positive for COVID on Sunday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday.

The barber was removed as soon as his rapid positive test result came back, but he had already started shaving Kansas City center Daniel Kilgore and had cut wide receiver Demarcus Robinson’s hair on Saturday, forcing both players onto the reserve/COVID-19 list because they were considered high-risk close contacts. The barber was in the middle of Kilgore’s haircut, but Schefter clarified that Kilgore had the barber finish the job because he was already a close contact.

Kilgore posted a picture of himself with his head half-shaved on Twitter, captioning the photo: #Newprofilepic.

Neither player has since tested positive for COVID and if they continue to test negative, both players will be active for Super Bowl 2021 on Sunday, when the Chiefs face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Fla.

The barber reportedly had tested negative on five consecutive days before he entered the facility Sunday.

Robinson caught 45 passes for 466 yards and three touchdowns during the regular season, but he has caught just one pass for 14 yards during two playoff games. Kilgore started four games during the regular season and served as a backup lineman in the Chiefs’ victory over the Bills in the AFC Championship game.

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