Oklahoma St. Linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga Tests Positive For COVID-19 After Attending Protest
In a Twitter post on Tuesday, Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga revealed that after attending a protest in Tulsa he tested positive for COVID-19.
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.
— Amen Ogbongbemiga (@closedprayer) June 3, 2020
The 21-year-old Ogbongbemiga says that he protected himself while protesting, but it is unclear as to whether or not he got the virus during the protest given the long incubation period of COVID-19.
Ogbongbemiga was one of 30 Oklahoma State football players to return to campus Monday as a part of the voluntary, on-campus workout permitted by the NCAA for the month of June. Per new university policy, Ogbongbemiga will be quarantined in separate on-campus housing and will be retested late this week and sometime next week.
Last season, Ogbongbemiga was named second team all-Big 12 by the conference’s coaches as he had 100 total tackles, five sacks, and one interception. Ogbongbemiga is entering his redshirt senior season for the Cowboys.
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