Toronto Argonauts Starting QB Could Miss Division Finals After COVID Protocol Mishap

Toronto, Canada - Aug 1, 2019: Toronto Argonauts Quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson getting set to throw during Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Toronto Argonauts game at BMO Field in Toronto, ON

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UPDATE: The CFL has issued a statement on the matter involving Toronto Argonauts star quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson.

Bethel-Thompson must quarantine for two days and two nights at home. He will undergo testing Friday and Saturday and must complete a Rapid Antigen Test on Sunday, the day of the game. If all of the tests are negative, he will be able to suit up for Toronto.


Original Story: The Toronto Argonauts had a major mishap regarding the CFL’s COVID-19 protocols and are now expected to be without their starting quarterback for the crucial Division Finals as a result.

According to Dave Naylor of TSN, Argos quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson attended a Toronto Raptors game on Thursday at his team’s request to promote their upcoming East Final against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday.

Unfortunately, that was a violation of COVID protocols and as a result, Bethel-Thompson will have to quarantine for four days.

Anyone who can do simple math can see that means he will could unavailable for the game. That would be a crucial blow to the Argonauts chances, and a horrendous situation to find themselves in as one of the favorites to win the Grey Cup.

The Argos are reportedly waiting on a final decision from the CFL on his status.

Now, this could all be some ridiculous misunderstanding of the rules or what is actually happening, but if the team requested their star quarterback attend a game that costs him his availability in the East Finals, that is an all-time blunder. We’ll have to wait and see.

The Argonauts, who are the top team in the East, are scheduled to take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday, December 5. Kickoff at BMO Field in Toronto is set for 12:30 p.m.

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