Former Steelers Head Coach Talks Getting COVID-19

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Invoice Cowher together with his spouse Veronica Stigeler in Solar Valley, Idaho in 2018.

Add former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Invoice Cowher to the record of celebrities and public figures which have contracted COVID-19.

Cowher advised Ed Bouchette of TheAthletic.com that he began to fret when he couldn’t odor the flowers—actually.

Cowher had bought lilies to reinforce the environment within the New York condominium he shares together with his spouse, Veronica Stigeler, who’s a singer-songwriter.

As he associated to Bouchette: “I mentioned, ‘What a nasty bunch of lilies. I’m by no means going again to that florist once more.’ And my spouse made this stir fry, and I mentioned, ‘Did you neglect to place the ginger in there?’ She mentioned, ‘I put a bunch of ginger in there.’ I mentioned, ‘I can’t style it.’”

Veronica went on to develop signs too, together with a dry cough, whereas Cowher muddled via with a fever, amongst different points.

This was again in mid-March, after a visit to Honolulu that included a flight again to Newark Liberty Worldwide Airport in New Jersey. The couple additionally ventured out to dinner at a number of eating places in Manhattan earlier than New York Metropolis went into shutdown mode. And although they didn’t get examined on the time they have been sick, Cowher says each he and his spouse examined optimistic for COVID-19 antibodies a month later.


Cowher ‘Relieved’ About Delayed Corridor of Fame Induction

Within the time since, Cowher additionally obtained the information that his induction into the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame could be delayed by a 12 months, an annoucement that additionally impacts former Steelers safeties Troy Polamalu and Donnie Shell, each of whom have been additionally scheduled to be inducted this summer time.

Cowher was anticipating to enter the Corridor of Fame on Aug. 8, 2020, however the brand new date is Aug. 7, 2021, a day after the postponed Corridor of Fame sport between the Steelers and Dallas Cowboys is scheduled to happen.

“I’m actually form of relieved,” Cowher mentioned to Bouchette. “As a lot as you wish to be reflective and speak in regards to the individuals who have been so instrumental in your life, now isn’t the time, not simply with COVID, however with the social justice points….The Corridor of Fame must be reflective. I’m glad it’s nonetheless going to be Dallas and Pittsburgh taking part in, which is nice. I feel proper now it’s simply laborious to actually take into consideration something celebratory when the nation is within the state it’s.”

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Cowher on Whether or not NFL Video games Will Be Performed in 2020

In the meantime, Cowher plans to proceed his work as a studio analyst for The NFL At this time on CBS. He’s coming into his 14th season with the present.

Requested whether or not he believes there shall be NFL video games this fall he mentioned: “I don’t know,” earlier than reflecting on one of many biggest challenges going through the gamers and coaches. “It’s not like you may isolate your self from all people, notably throughout a season that’s 5 months lengthy.”

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