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Indiana State suspending football practice after 6 players test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 8:53 AM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 08:53:33-04

TERRE HAUTE — Indiana State University will suspend football practice for two weeks after six players tested positive for COVID-19.

Coach Curt Mallory told players, coaches and support staff Monday that everyone must quarantine for 14 days.

The university announced that all the team's players are in quarantine and will be tested for the coronavirus. People who were in close contact with the players have been notified and are in quarantine.

"Our doctors and training staff instituted and followed strict protocols on monitoring and testing student-athletes," athletic director Sherard Clinkscales said.

The players who tested positive live and are being quarantined off campus, according to the university.

Multiple college football teams have suspended practices due to multiple players testing positive for the coronavirus, including three other teams in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Indiana University resumed voluntary workouts Friday following a two-week suspension after six players tested positive for COVID-19.

The mother of IU freshman football player Brady Feeney wrote a Facebook post Monday pleading with people to take COVID-19 seriously after her son contracted the coronavirus and continues to experience symptoms.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.