Falcons Disinfect Locker Room for MRSA Using Hazmat Suits After Hosting Buccaneers (Photos)


The Atlanta Falcons took no chances after their win over Tampa Bay on Sunday.

A nasty case of MRSA has ravaged the Buccaneers this season — guard Carl Nicks even had surgery to rid himself of the infection — and the Falcons made sure no trace of the bacteria lingered in the Atlanta facilities

FOX 13’s Kevin O’Donnell tweeted photos Sunday night of workers in full hazmat suits entering the visitors’ locker room at the Georgia Dome, which the crew thoroughly disinfected shortly after Atlanta’s 31-23 victory over the winless Bucs.

In addition to Nicks, kicker Lawrence Tynes and cornerback Johnthan Banks have also contracted MRSA this season, though Banks’ infection has not forced him to miss any games.

Check out the scene at the Georgia Dome in the photos below.

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