Report: Rookie Antonio Gandy-Golden recovering from COVID-19

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Another NFL player has tested positive for the coronavirus, at a time when players are not together to share it.

According to J.P. Finlay of, Washington rookie Antonio Gandy-Golden tested positive for COVID-19, but has since self-quarantined and recovered.

The wide receiver from Liberty was chosen in the fourth round of this year’s draft. Liberty president Jerry Falwell Jr. alluded to the case during an appearance on television without mentioning him by name (even though Gandy-Golden was the only drafted player from the school).

Rams center Brian Allen and Broncos linebacker Von Miller are the active NFL players known to have tested positive so far.

14 responses to “Report: Rookie Antonio Gandy-Golden recovering from COVID-19

  1. Many more have had it but probably didn’t want to announce it. When you are an athlete who makes money off their physical abilities you don’t want to announce to your employer you had a disease that is causing hysteria.

  2. It should be noted the Falwell Jr, had reopened the university when he was advised that he should keep it closed. So, who knows how many students got infected because he opened the school.

  3. He was the steal of the draft. Kyle Smith is replicating the Steelers success if finding top receivers after the second round — first MacLaren, now AGG.

  4. This makes it sound like he is recent. He tested positive on March 24 back when things just started to get crazy. There may be others but they are not required to announce it and certainly no one else should disclose it. Falwell should have kept quiet.

  5. suncawy says:
    It should be noted the Falwell Jr, had reopened the university when he was advised that he should keep it closed.
    Not 100% true. They had 1200 students return to their dorms after spring break. Most were foreign students with no way to get home. Most of the others studied online.
    This is fact checked.

  6. Consistent with his scouting report — he catches everything.

    Hopes for a speedy recovery Antonio.

  7. xlivsaints says:
    May 20, 2020 at 1:27 pm
    I hope he’s not done.
    I hope you’re not serious.

  8. I’m not sure about his character or work ethic, but this guy has as much talent as any WR in the class. Reminds me of Terrell Owens (on the field, not off). He has that kind of talent.

  9. It seems like he has recovered, not recovering. That is a significant difference.

  10. Well considering he recovered April 7th, I think it’s safe to say that he is part of the 99% of ppl who didn’t die. If you’re scared stay home, the rest of us have a life to live.

  11. Any disease that attacks your lungs is dangerous to a professional athlete. There is no sugar coating it.

  12. Millions of people are going to get this. 98% of those will recover and if your not old, fat, or have underlying heath issues then your recovery chances are greater.

    That’s a good thing.

  13. There are a lot of diseases that have attacked the lungs for decades. Athletes survive and are still successful.

    But don’t let the truth get in the way of the mass hysteria narrative.

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