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Workers take extra step to clean Bucs locker room

Georgia Dome workers took some extra steps in cleaning out the Buccaneers locker room.

Some places aren't taking any chances with MRSA.


This season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had three documented cases of the serious staph infection resistant to some antibiotics: kicker Lawrence Tynes, guard Carl Nicks and cornerback Johnthan Banks.


So members of the Georgia Dome cleaning crew didn't spare any caution Sunday, after the Bucs fell to 0-6 with a 31-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.


Per WTVT Fox 13, workers entered the Bucs' locker room wearing hazmat suits to cleanse the area. They were instructed to use a special cleaning substance, presumably to rid any possible presence of the hard-to-beat infection.



The Bucs cleaned their facility twice after cases involving Tynes and Nicks were reported in August. In addition, a specialist from the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network was flown to Tampa to address coaches and players Oct. 11, after Banks' condition became known.




Are the hazmat suits necessary? Perhaps not. But someone thought it's better to be safe than sick.


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