Von Miller tests positive for COVID-19; Twitter takes more shots at Jay Glazer

first_imgMiller is the second NFL player in as many days to be reported as having tested positive. The first was Rams center Brian Allen, whose test result was reported late Wednesday by Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer.MORE: Sports figures who have tested positive for COVID-19 Rapoport’s presentation of the Miller story was immediately compared to Glazer’s presentation of the Allen story, which drew sharp criticism on social media. The Glazer hate was still hot:@JayGlazer see how easy this was— Condo (@condo131228) April 16, [email protected] this is big news— 𝖗𝖔𝖈𝖈𝖔 ⚜️ (@rp_21_) April 16, 2020That’s all you had to do @JayGlazer— Shane Baxterson (@SBaxterson) April 16, 2020Thanks for not making us wait 24 hours— Isaiah Simmons SZN (@NYGBURNER) April 16, 2020Thanks for not teasing it for a day— Jack Sarkas (@sarkas_jack) April 16, 2020you should wait 24 hours to report this on your new tv show— Bobby Skinner (@BobbySkinner_) April 16, 2020Ian you shoulda told us you had big news to break then told us tomorrow night at 11pm eastern time!— Sean Kausch (@TheRealSeanK) April 16, 2020Wow you mean you didn’t sit on this and build suspense for 24 hours, you just reported it? How strange— Drew Brady (@HandsomePatsFan) April 16, 2020Man. Can’t wait until Jay Glazer breaks this news tomorrow.— Mookie Alexander (@mookiealexander) April 16, 2020Glazer told “The Rich Eisen Show” earlier Thursday that the problem started when he teased the Allen story in an appearance on Fox Sports Radio late Tuesday. He was trying hard to sound serious because the on-air crew was joking around. That forcefulness, in turn, led to this tweet on show co-host Jason Smith’s feed: WHOA. From @jayglazer w/us on @FoxSportsRadio – ‘I am breaking big, big news tomorrow night on Fox Football Now. I mean big, national news tomorrow. I’m not kidding around.’— Jason Smith (@howaboutafresca) April 15, 2020Glazer tried unsuccessfully Wednesday morning to turn down the heat the tweet generated. He reported the Allen story on TV on “Fox Football Now” about 24 hours after the Smith tweet. Broncos star pass-rusher Von Miller has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The news first came from Miller’s agent, Joby Branion, to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport on Thursday. The Broncos later released a statement confirming Miller’s test result. Miller told 9News’ Mike Klis that he is “not feeling sick or hurting or anything like that.” He is expected to comment further on Friday.last_img read more