Accused Comerica Park pizza spitter tests negative for infectious diseases

- A food service worker captured on video spitting into a pizza he was preparing at Comerica Park has tested negative for various diseases.

According to officials, recently released test results show that 20-year-old Jaylon Kerley has tested negative for any sexually transmitted diseases, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and any type of Hepatitis. 

On Sept. 25, the court ruled 20-year-old must submit to medical testing, including a hepatitis panel, which is an array of tests used to detect hepatitis infections.

Comerica Park worker charged after coworker records pizza spitting

Kerley is facing one count of Food Law Violations, a four-year felony, and one count of Food Law Violations, a 90-day misdemeanor after a coworker took a video of Kerley spitting on a pizza he was preparing at Comerica Park. The park's head of security reported the incident to police and Kerley was fired Sept. 23. 

According to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, the office was inundated with phone calls from the public after Kerley was charged, specifically asking whether he has certain infectious diseases. 

"We understand that concern and facilitated the expedited testing of the defendant. He in turn waived his privacy rights for us to release this information," said Prosecutor Kym Worthy.

Kerley was given a  $100,000/10 percent bond and as part of that bond, Kerley had to make himself available and/or be subject to mandatory testing for infectious diseases.

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