Update: Antonio Gandy-Golden has confirmed that he tested positive for COVID-19 on March 24 in a statement released through his agent.
“During my pre-draft training, I tested positive for COVID-19 on March 24,” his statement says. “My symptoms were mild, but I self-quarantined for two weeks and followed all guidelines from health experts. I was fully cleared April 7. I feel 100% now and can’t wait to get on the field for the Redskins ASAP! #HTTR!!”
Rumors are swirling online that former Liberty and current Washington Redskins wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden tested positive for COVID-19.
On March 29, Liberty University reported that one online student tested positive and recovered from COVID-19.
“At the time of the announcement, school officials said the student, a former athlete, visited a campus doctor before being diagnosed,” the News & Advance reported on April 16. “The university now said the student consulted the campus clinic by phone and was directed to a Centra Health facility for testing.”
“Liberty is also aware of a recently graduated student who is taking additional online classes and who lives off campus with his family. He remained in Lynchburg during spring break. He was advised to self-isolate based on his reported symptoms while his test results were being processed. Despite his status as a graduate, he consulted the campus clinic to see the doctors he had been seeing while a residential student. This online student was not impacted by the University’s decision to allow residential students to return to their rooms.”
“I’ve learned that one of the Redskins recent draft picks, who is not Chase Young, but who is one of the more high profile, I think, among the others, tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and then recovered completely and was cleared prior to being drafted by the Redskins. I do know which one it was, but I’m not going to divulge his name, at least not at this time, because it’s a medical thing and a privacy thing, and I just don’t think it matters right now because he’s better and I can’t see how it would in any way affect his participation.”
“Even the one student, who was an online student, who was never on campus and tested positive, it turns out he quit school to go into the NFL draft back early in March. Even though he was online, but somehow that got press.”
Put it all together and it certainly sounds like Antonio Gandy-Golden tested positive for COVID-19 in March, but quickly recovered. AGG was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the 4th round of the 2020 NFL Draft on April 25.