BREAKING: Mountaineer Football Player Tests Positive for COVID-19

Morgantown, WV – Moments ago, West Virginia University announced that a player on the football team has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the press release on, “The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced today that one Mountaineer football student-athlete has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and will enter a self-isolation period for the next 14 days.

As part of the department’s health and safety protocol, contact tracing procedures were initiated and identified additional football student-athletes who could have been exposed. Those additional student-athletes will also be mandated to self-quarantine per the department’s plan.”

Voluntary workouts started today and all players were tested before they were allowed to take part in the workouts.

No player name was given and it’s unclear how many other players have been around the player who tested positive.  Stay tuned to The Voice of Motown for more information as it becomes available.

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