Oklahoma State linebacker positive for coronavirus after attending protest

An Oklahoma State linebacker said he tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a protest, according to new reports.

Amen Ogbongbemiga announced his diagnosis on Twitter Tuesday evening.

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

Ogbongbemiga was one of 30 players to return to Oklahoma State on Monday, the first phase of university athletes returning to campus during the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN reported.

Each of those players, in addition to coaches and other staff members, were tested for the coronavirus, a source told the outlet.

Ogbongbemiga will be quarantined in separate on-campus housing, as per university protocol, according to ESPN.

He will be retested Friday, and then again at a later date.

Protests over the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis have been held in Tulsa for four straight nights, Tulsa World reported.


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