Broncos coach playing golf in Charlotte during team’s bye week when stricken.


Denver Broncos head coach John Fox was taken to a hospital in the Charlotte area Saturday after feeling light-headed while playing golf, the club told USA TODAY Sports.

Contrary to media reports, “He did not have a heart attack,” Broncos spokesman Patrick Smyth told USA TODAY Sports, adding Fox is in “good spirits” and is up walking and talking while undergoing testing.

Smyth later took to Twitter to say he got a text message from Fox: “I am doing fine. We are just running some tests and will know more in a few hours.”

Smyth said Broncos officials have been in touch with Fox and his family, who are spending the team’s bye week at their home in Charlotte.

Fox, 58, is in his third season with the Broncos after spending nine years as head coach for the Carolina Panthers.

The Broncos medical staff has also been in contact with Fox’s doctors in North Carolina.

The Broncos are 7-1, second in the AFC West to the Kansas City Chiefs. Denver next plays at the San Diego Chargers on Nov. 10