In late January, Joe Bommarito headed to Padua, Italy with his wife, Cyndi, for another season coaching American football abroad. The former Jets scout has done this several times before: In 2015, The MMQB visited with him while he was leading the Milano Rhinos. Two years ago, he joined the Torino Jaguars. Now, Bommarito would be coaching the Saints in Padua, a city in northern Italy, west of Venice.
“We were proceeding as usual,” Bommarito said from Padua on Friday, “until the virus started to spread.”
About three weeks after they arrived, the coronavirus was detected in Italy.