Rutgers football players have had family members get sick with the coronavirus and some have dealt with a death, coach Greg Schiano says.
Speaking to the media for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the Big Ten Conference university and its athletic programs last month, Schiano said Thursday his biggest concern is the health of his players and their families.
Schiano said none of his football players is known to have had the virus.
Once he hears about a virus-related illness in a player’s family, Schiano said he telephones the player to ask how the school can help. He also offers information on how a player can protect himself.