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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Cleaning crew in hazmat suits scrubbed visiting locker room at Georgia Dome for MRSA after Bucs left

A cleaning crew in hazmat suits came in to scrub the visitor’s locker room at the Georgia Dome for MRSA after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers left following their 31-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, FOX 13 reports.

The Buccaneers have been affected by MRSA this season. Three of their players — Carl Nicks, Johnthan Banks, and Lawrence Tynes — have been infected. Banks played in the game, but Nicks and Tynes did not.

MRSA is a bacteria responsible for difficult-to-treat infections.

The situation with the Bucs is similar to what happened with the Cleveland Browns in the last decade. From 2003-2008, at least six Browns players had staph infections.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the New England Patriots also scrubbed down the visiting locker room following the Buccaneers’ departure after a preseason game in August.

Below is another photo shared by FOX 13 reporter Kevin O’Donnell:

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