An Oklahoma State University football player says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after attending demonstrations protesting the police killing of George Floyd.
Amen Ogbongbemiga, a senior linebacker, tweeted Tuesday that he had tested positive for the virus after attending protests in Tulsa.
"After attending a protest in Tulsa AND being well protective of myself, I have tested positive for COVID-19," he tweeted. "Please, if you are going to protest, take care of yourself and stay safe."
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 2, 2020
Ogbongbemiga, a second-team All-Big 12 selection last year, returned to campus on Monday and will be quarantined in separate on-campus housing, according to the university.
College football teams across the country are trying to navigate through the ongoing pandemic while preparing for training camp ahead of the 2020 season.
Ogbongbemiga's positive test also comes as health officials have expressed concerns that the nationwide protests could lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases.