Less than an hour before their match against the Cowboys, Bryant left the stadium and announced the team had been removed from play due to illness. Bryant immediately took his thoughts to Twitter to express his frustration.
Bryant wrote: “Tell me why they’re pulling me from the warm-up so I can get tested … I come back positive … I’ve tested positive for Covid.” “The crazy thing is I have the same damn routine …. This – it doesn’t make sense to me.”
Bryant followed up with another tweet soon after.
“Yes, I will continue and call it quitting smoking for the rest of the season … I can’t handle this,” he wrote.
“Since I tested positive for Covid before the match, does the game stop or continue?” NFL, Bryant said before sending out a final tweet saying, “I’m about to drink some wine and beat …”
Bryant, who played eight years with the Cowboys before his release in April 2018, joined the Ravens in October and was looking forward to facing his former team for the first time in his career. Unfortunately for Bryant, he wasn’t able to show the Cowboys that they made a mistake in getting rid of him.
The Ravens appears to have weathered the COVID-19 outbreak that has caused 23 players to be placed on the reserve / COVID-19 roster.
Midfielder Lamar Jackson was activated on Monday, along with several other players.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.