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Nine Universities Report COVID-19 Cases Among Athletes

Oklahoma linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga pressures a west virginia quarterback
Oklahoma linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga (11) tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a George Floyd protest. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 09 June 2020 10:30 PM

Nine universities have reported coronavirus cases within their athletic programs over the past week as athletes get back to practice, reports CNN.

The schools are Arkansas State, Auburn University, Texas Tech, University of Iowa, Marshall University, Oklahoma State University, Iowa State University, and University of Alabama.

Arkansas State last Wednesday reported seven athletes from three sports programs tested positive for COVID-19. All were asymptomatic.

At Auburn University, three football players tested positive and at least five players on Alabama's football team tested positive.

Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga on Twitter said he tested positive after attending a protest in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

"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," he tweeted.

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As athletes get back to practice, nine universities have reported coronavirus cases within their athletic programs over the past week, according to CNN.
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