Super Bowl 55 week started off with two members of the Kansas City Chiefs, center Daniel Kilgore and wide receiver Demarcus Robinson, being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
The players were placed on the list due to contract tracing and now we know it all goes back to some haircuts.
According to Tom Pelissero of NFL.com, Kilgore and Robinson landed on the list after a barber who recently cut their hair returned a positive COVID-19 result over the weekend.
Neither player has returned a positive result themselves but were simply placed on the list for precautionary measures. If they continue to test negative, they will be eligible to suit up for Sunday’s Super Bowl clash with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
However, they must go through the league’s required five-day isolation period, so they will be unable to practice.
Chiefs wide receiver Tyreke Hill said on Monday that the team was bringing in barbers in an attempt to follow safety protocol while allowing players to get a fresh cut for the big game.
“The Chiefs are bringing in barbers to the facility and getting ’em tested. So, like, they are really following protocol,” he told the media.
All players will continue to be tested twice a day leading up to Super Bowl Sunday.
Kickoff between the Buccaneers and Chiefs is set for 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS.