This was bound to happen.
Schools recently began opening up their campuses for voluntary football workouts, and in its wake has been positive tests of the novel coronavirus.
247Sports.com reported Alabama has been hit the hardest with at least five players testing positive. The names of those players were not known.
CBS 42’s Simone Eli added that players were tested on Tuesday, worked out with one another on Wednesday and the test results came back on Thursday. Per Eli, “nearly 50 players” attended the workouts.
Under the conference’s guidelines, players had to be tested within 72 hours of entering the facilities and daily after activities begin.
On top of five players being tested positive came three Oklahoma State players also testing positive as well. That directly led the school to tell freshmen not to report this week.
“The health and safety of our student-athletes is a top priority. Resources and protocols are in place to ensure they receive the best medical care when returning to campus,” the statement reads. “Due to privacy laws we cannot share information specific to the health of our student-athletes.”