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Michael Bidwill released from hospital after testing positive for coronavirus

Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill visits Doug & Wolf on Feb. 12, 2019. (Arizona Sports/Matt Layman)

Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill has been released from the hospital after contracting the coronavirus, the team announced Sunday.

Bidwill had been traveling along the East Coast when he was admitted to a Rhode Island hospital after testing positive for the virus.

“This week I learned first-hand just how serious COVID-19 is,” Bidwill said in a statement released by the team. “My immense appreciation for all those on the front lines of this pandemic has only increased and I am particularly grateful to the tremendous nurses and doctors at Newport (R.I.) Hospital.

“I am also overwhelmed by the outpouring of kindness from the Red Sea as well as so many friends and colleagues in Arizona and throughout the country. I’m very fortunate to have this experience behind me and strongly encourage everyone to continue practicing the important measures to avoid it themselves.”

Bidwill has been working remotely since mid-March and has not had any in-person contact with players, coaches or staff.

Bidwill has been the team president of the Cardinals since 2007, previously serving as vice president and general counsel.

The Cardinals are set to begin training camp later this month and continue on with the 2020 season during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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