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OSU football: Malcolm Rodriguez announces positive COVID-19 test

STILLWATER — Linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez is the second known Oklahoma State football player to test positive for COVID-19.

Rodriguez, a Wagoner native, announced on Sunday that he had tested positive after returning to campus earlier this month. He said on his Twitter page that he is asymptomatic.

Rodriguez is the second OSU linebacker to announce a positive test, joining Amen Ogbongbemiga.

OSU football players began returning on June 1, with testing for all players, coaches and staff members two weeks ahead of voluntary workouts. Cowboys senior associate athletic director Kevin Klintworth tweeted that the university tested more than 150 people that day,  “with 3 asymptomatic positives. All by (student-athletes). Positives were expected and the plan for that scenario has been activated. We will be as forthcoming as possible on the covid issues.”

It’s unclear if Rodriguez is one of those three positive tests, but he’s stressing caution.

“This message goes to urge that even though you may not exhibit symptoms, you may still be a carrier per the guidelines of the CDC,” Rodriguez wrote. “Please continue to use extreme caution when presenting yourself to any group gatherings that exist beyond the confines of your own home and surroundings.

“Covid 19 is not a hoax and still exists. Be safe, be well and best wishes.”

Freshmen have yet to report to campus. They were scheduled to report the first week of June, but after the positive tests were delayed.

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Oklahoma State's Malcolm Rodriguez (20) waits for a play during the college football game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the McNeese State Cowboys at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma State's Malcolm Rodriguez (20) waits for a play during the college football game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the McNeese State Cowboys at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

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