The topic of Justin Turner’s positive COVID-19 test doesn’t seem to be one that will be going away any time soon. The Dodgers infielder caused quite the commotion when he was removed from the game after his test results were revealed. He caused even more of a commotion when he went on the field to celebrate the World Series victory despite knowing he was positive.
Unfortunately for JT, the media and MLB both turned on him pretty quickly despite his team asking him to come onto the field. Dodgers teammate Blake Treinen revealed this week that JT was being painted in an unfair light, and now manager Dave Roberts has something to say bout it.
Making an appearance on Good Day LA, Doc was asked if he felt that he felt like he was at risk with JT on the field since he is a cancer survivor. Roberts’ answer was that not only did he not feel at risk, but he chose to sit with Turner during the team picture.
I did not. We were all in the bubble together and Justin was actually the biggest advocate for the players to kind of mind and adhere to all of the protocols. So how he got it, I have no idea. I voluntarily sat next to him. Yes I have a pre-existing condition, but that’s on me. Justin, I just love him like a son.
Roberts chose to sit next to Turner despite the positive test and that neither were wearing masks during the picture portion of the Dodgers World Series celebration. Whether that was meant to be a sign of solidarity and support for JT isn’t clear, but knowing Doc that’s likely exactly what it was.
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