Oklahoma State LB Tests Positive for COVID-19 in Possible Sign of Things to Come

Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga
Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga / Brian Bahr/Getty Images

Protesters taking to the streets in the wake of George Floyd's passing have been putting themselves at an increased risk of harm, and one of the Big 12's best linebackers learned that the hard way after some concerning medical news.

Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga was one of many making his voice heard at a protest in Tulsa. Unfortunately, after the protest, the Cowboys linebacker found out he tested positive for COVID-19.

Ogbongbemiga, a native of Calgary, is one of the best players on Mike Gundy's team, as the middle linebacker piled up an even 100 tackles last year. His athleticism might get him some pro looks next season.

Even in the face of a pandemic, Ogbongbemiga's passion for social justice prompted him to take to the streets. While he should be lauded for his bravery, he also is a bit of a cautionary tale as it pertains to what could happen if social distancing protocols are not followed at these protests.

We wish Ogbongbemiga a speedy recovery as he deals with this virus. This should serve as a much-needed reminder for all those out there who are attending protests -- wearing a mask is still very important.