Florida's Mullen joins players in testing positive for virus

Posted at 12:27 PM, Oct 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-18 12:27:35-04

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida football coach Dan Mullen says he has tested positive for COVID-19.

His announcement came one week after he repeatedly said he wanted 90,000 fans packed inside Florida Field amid a pandemic.

Mullen said Saturday on Twitter that his initial positive result was confirmed by a second test. He adds that he has experienced “mild to no symptoms."

The 10th-ranked Gators had at least 21 players and coaches test positive earlier this week, an outbreak that prompted the Southeastern Conference to postpone Florida’s next two games.