According to Gilmore’s wife, dinner was reported between Patriots teammates Cam Newton and Stephen Gilmore, which Gilmore revealed after testing positive for COVID-19 after Newton’s diagnosis.
“There was no dinner out,” Gilmore’s wife Gabrielle wrote on Twitter. “I’m going to help you so that you guys stop making false news.”
She later said, “I’ve seen it moving around a couple of times and I’m getting very angry now,” and “I need my own show if you’re allowed to take this awful and still have the audience is.”
ESPN was the first to report that Newton and Gilmore dined together.
Newton tested positive for the virus before the October 5 game at Chiefs and did not play.
Gilmour traveled with the team and played in the game on 7 October before his positive test.
Gilmore’s wife had previously tweeted that there were four negative tests before her husband faced the Chief.
The Patriots-Broncos game, originally scheduled for last weekend, was moved to the following weekend. The Patriots closed their facility and practiced just once last week to limit their chances of spreading like a team impacting the Titans.
Patriots defensive linemen Bill Murray and Byron Coward were also injured on the COVID-19 list, but were not at the alleged dinner.