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Patrick Mahomes said he had a ‘mental lapse’ in having close conversation with Stephon Gilmore

When it was reported that Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, many wondered if he may have infected anyone else.

After the news was reported, an image made the rounds on social media of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes having a close conversation with Gilmore after Monday’s game.

Mahomes told reporters Wednesday he had a “little bit of a mental lapse” by talking to Gilmore.

“I was just trying to show respect to a great football player who I hope is getting better very quickly,” Mahomes said of his conversation with the reigning Defensive Player of the Year.