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Oklahoma State LB hints he got COVID-19 at protest

Field Level Media
03 Jun 2020, 14:05 GMT+10

Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga tested positive for the coronavirus, and he intimated that he caught the disease at a recent protest.

He tweeted Tuesday, "After attending a protest in Tulsa AND being well protective of myself, I have tested positive for COVID-19. Please, if you are going to protest, take care of yourself and stay safe."

The COVID-19 test that came back positive was administered when Ogbongbemiga was one of 30 Cowboys players who arrived back in Stillwater on Monday, according to ESPN. Monday was the first day players they were allowed back on campus.

On Tuesday, the university outlined its plan for testing all players and staffers as they come back to the school after its shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN reported that Ogbongbemiga faces a quarantine period at isolated on-campus housing ahead of a Friday retest. Oklahoma State also reportedly will conduct contact tracing to find out those who have been around Ogbongbemiga.

The Cowboys plan to commence voluntary training on June 15, the first day they are allowed to do so under Big 12 Conference guidelines.

Ogbongbemiga, a rising senior from Calgary, Alberta, was selected Oklahoma State's defensive MVP last season. He made second-team All-Big 12 after ranking sixth in the Big 12 with 100 tackles and fifth with 15.5 tackles for loss. Ogbongbemiga received first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors for the third season in a row.

The Cowboys, coming off an 8-5 season that concluded with a 24-21 loss to Texas AM in the Texas Bowl, are scheduled to open the 2020 season on Sept. 3 against visiting Oregon State.

--Field Level Media

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