I don’t see anyone positioning it that way. 1.2% of the players and staff tested were positive, which is a much lower figure than is estimated to exist for the general population.
Still, I do think there are reasons why the environment of pro team sports would expose players more than an average person. There’s inevitable close contact at times on the field while people are breathing hard, the dugout (bench in other sports) and locker room are relatively confined spaces, and there’s a lot of travel involved. Probably not as bad as working a check out line, but worse than a lot of other jobs.