Updated: Aug 7
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According to Howard Balzer of Sports Illustrated, Troy Polamalu has been cleared after testing positive for COVID-19 last week and will be in Canton tomorrow for his Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony. Balzer also reported that Polamalu will be arriving to Canton tonight.
It's great news to hear that Polamalu and his family are healthy and that they'll be a part of the celebration this weekend. It would have been a real shame if Polamalu couldn't be in Canton and have an in-person speech. I imagine the Hall of Fame would have set up a video call for him to conduct his speech if he was unable to attend, but thankfully, they don't have to worry about that now.
Five members of the Steelers will be honored this weekend in Canton. Polamalu will be enshrined tomorrow along with his former head coach Bill Cowher and Donnie Shell as members of the Centennial Class of 2020.
On Sunday, Alan Faneca will be enshrined as a member of the Class of 2021. Steelers "super scout" Bill Nunn was enshrined posthumously in April as a member of the Class of 2021, but there will be a video tribute for him during Sunday's ceremony.