Adam Schefter stands by statement that Stephon Gilmore, Cam Newton had dinner


Appearing on the Greg Hill Show Wednesday morning, Adam Schefter wanted to make one thing clear regarding the statement he made one week ago on a Philadelphia radio station: It was not a report.

That said, the ESPN analyst was not backing off the information he passed along in the radio interview -- that Cam Newton and Stephon Gilmore had dinner together the night before Newton tested positive for COVID-19 -- despite Gilmore's wife refuting the proclamation by Schefter.

"I have great respect for Stephon Gilmore, Mrs. Gilmore. I'm not looking to refute anybody ... I don't why this is an issue. Cam Newton tested positive early Saturday morning. The night before Stephon Gilmore and Cam Newton had dinner. That's all. They didn't do anything wrong. They had dinner. What's the problem? It's nobody fault. They did have dinner Friday night," Schefter said.

He added, "It wasn't a report. It wasn't anything. It was just a fact. That's all it is. I'm not trying to upset anybody. I'm not trying to point any fingers. ... I don't know if they had dinner at Cam's house, or Stephon Gilmore's hope or at the Patriots, but they had dinner together Friday night.

"Nobody did anything wrong. There are no issues. Nobody is spreading any virus."

Both Newton and Gilmore are currently not showing any symptoms and may play against Denver Sunday afternoon.

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