Daniel Snyder Misses 1st WFT Game in 21 Years After Friend Tests for COVID-19

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistSeptember 20, 2020

FILE - This Jan. 2, 2020, file photo shows Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder listening to head coach Ron Rivera during a news conference at the team's NFL football training facility, in Ashburn, Va. Snyder has hired a D.C. law firm to review the Washington NFL team's culture, policies and allegations of workplace misconduct. Beth Wilkinson of Wilkinson Walsh LLP confirmed to The Associated Press that the firm had been retained to conduct an independent review. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
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Washington Football Team owner Dan Snyder will not be in attendance for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals after a friend tested positive for COVID-19.

"Despite testing negative for the virus, I have advised Dan and Tanya to quarantine out of an abundance of caution," Washington team doctor Anthony Casolaro said in a statement.

This is the first game Snyder has missed in his 21 years as team owner.

Washington vice president Julie Donaldson said Snyder has known the person for 15 years.

For the second straight week, no players or coaches tested positive for COVID-19 as the NFL put strict protocols in place for its employees to avoid an outbreak.

It's unclear whether Snyder will be back with the team for next week's game at the Cleveland Browns. The CDC recommends quarantining for at least 14 days for anyone who has close contact with someone who has COVID-19. While Snyder has not yet tested positive, it's likely he will undergo further testing this week to ensure the safety of himself and other members of the team before returning. 

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