Former Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston is helping to make a connection far more important than any he has on the field.
Winston has teamed with surgeon Dr. Scott Kelley to launch a toll-free hotline to inform the public about the coronavirus, Winston announced Monday in a Twitter video. Anyone with questions about the pandemic can call 844-TEST-COVID (1-844-837-826-843) from their own home.
“Our COVID support line will medically triage you for free and give you guidance on what to do next based on the information and responses that you give,” Kelley says in the video.
Adds Winston, “I believe it is important to come together to support one another in this time of need. ... We want to give every family rapid responses to give them peace of mind from the safety of their own home.”
Winston, the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft, was the Bucs’ starting quarterback for the past five seasons. He is currently an unrestricted free agent and looking for a new team.
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