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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Michael Pittman’s uncle dies from coronavirus

The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic sadly continues to rise, and one member of the NFL family has suffered a loss as a result.

On March 12, ESPN’s Jenna Laine reported that a family member of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Michael Pittman was hospitalized and in critical condition after contracting COVID-19. She announced Saturday that the family member, Pittman’s uncle Sherman Pittman, ultimately died from the disease.

Over a thousand Americans have died of COVID-19, and that toll continues to climb. Tragically, Pittman’s uncle did not get the miracle he needed.

Thus far, the pro athletes who have contracted the virus have suffered mild symptoms and, in some cases, none at all. The older relatives of some athletes have not been as fortunate. Hopefully we don’t hear any more stories like this, but as the virus spreads, it may be inevitable.

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