Jamaican Opts Out of NFL Season Due to COVID-19

Jamaican-born Patrick Chung, a multiple Super Bowl winner with the New England Patriots, has decided not to play this year in the National Football League over concerns for the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Chungp“Chung” Chung, the son of a former Jamaican reggae singer Sophia George and record producer Ronald Chung, is one of at least half dozen Patriots who have decided to skip the 2020 season, choosing not to risk being infected with the virus.

Chung, a defensive back, moved to the United States when he was about age 10. He attended high school in California before going to the University of Oregon.

In 2009 he was drafted in the second round of the NFL by the Patriots, where he played his entire professional career, except for a stint in 2013 season when he represented Philadelphia Eagles. Chung was part of three Super Bowl winning teams in New England.