Kelly Stafford and Matthew Stafford are not happy with the NFL right now.
Matthew Stafford had a false positive for COVID-19 and his wife Kelly Stafford was not thrilled.
The NFL isn’t supposed to release the names of players who test positive for the coronavirus without a player’s permission, yet the league is still doing it anyway. Stafford’s false positive was followed by three straight negative tests. The wife of the Detroit Lions starting quarterback took to social media to defend her husband and call out of the NFL for revealing incorrect information.
Stafford posted, “the last four days have been somewhat of a nightmare.” She wrote her children couldn’t go to school, that she was endangering people by shopping for groceries and that her kids couldn’t play on the playground. Stafford was essentially chastised by people because her high-profile starting quarterback husband had a false positive test for COVID-19 four days ago.
Shouldn’t this be a bigger deal than what Kelly Stafford is making it to be?
Matthew Stafford was a former No. 1 overall pick by the Lions out of Georgia in the 2009 NFL Draft. He has been the best quarterback the Lions have had since Bobby Layne played for them back in the 1950s. Just because the Lions are one of the worst-run franchises in the league doesn’t mean the NFL should be let off the hook here. The Staffords have earned better than this.
Kelly Stafford has had her own battle with cancer in the last two years. Trying to raise a young family and battle a life-threatening disease is a lot. Throw in her husband being the face of the Lions franchise and he’s falsely labeled as having contracted the coronavirus. Wouldn’t that make anyone mad at their spouse’s employer?
Matthew Stafford is on the wrong side of 30 and the Lions had one of the worst teams in the NFL last season. Once he succumbed to a season-ending injury, Detroit cratered to end up with the No. 3 overall pick. This is a critical year for the Lions signal-caller, as it will determine if he gets to finish out his NFL career with the team that drafted him No. 1 overall out of Georgia back in 2009.
Kelly Stafford has every right to be furious about how the NFL shared a false positive as fact.