Texas A&M halting all football-related activities after positive tests
The Texas A&M Aggies football team did not hold practice or any other in-person team activities on Monday due to multiple positive tests for COVID-19 within the program, according to head football coach Jimbo Fisher.
To this point, the Aggies have two individuals in the program who tested positive and traveled with the team to the University of South Carolina — one player and one student worker. Along with the new pair of positives, sophomore defensive back Demani Richardson had to miss the South Carolina game due to a positive test.
After the Aggies recorded a 48-3 win in Columbia, South Carolina, the team discovered the positive test results during standard team testing on Sunday. Fisher said the entire team was retested on Monday and, as of right now, the Aggies’ upcoming game at the Tennessee Volunteers is not in jeopardy.
Texas A&M’s athletic director Ross Bjork told ESPN that “over a dozen” players will miss the next 14 days due to contact tracing protocols. All team meetings were held virtually on Monday. For more sports coverage, click here.