Oklahoma State’s Amen Ogbongbemiga Tests Positive for Coronavirus After Attending Protest

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Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga said he tested positive for COVID-19 after he attended a protest in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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.

It wasn't clear whether Ogbongbemiga was among the student-athletes in the first phase of returning players.

The ESPN report goes on to say that Ogbongbemiga will be quarantined and retested later on in the week.

Per university protocol, Ogbongbemiga will now be quarantined and monitored by the team physician and training staff.


"Positives were expected and the plan for that scenario has been activated", Klintworth wrote.

The Big 12 recently announced that football players can return to voluntary workouts starting June 15. The conference had instituted a moratorium on all athletic activities in the midst of the pandemic.

A rising senior at Oklahoma State, Ogbongbemiga earned All-Big 12 second-team honors after logging 100 total tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, five sacks and an interception last season.

The Cowboys are ranked No. 12 in ESPN's latest Way-Too-Early Top 25.

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