Now, this is a wild theory.
WFAN radio host and former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason floated a wild conspiracy theory, saying that he found it “odd” that so many players from big-time football programs have suddenly come down with COVID-19, suggesting that teams maybe getting their players sick on purpose to avoid them getting sick in the middle of the season.
Esiason mentioned SEC teams and Clemson.
“So these guys can get sick now as opposed to getting sick during the college football season if, in fact, there is one,” he said. “And I’m telling you right now I wouldn’t put it past any of those guys down there. I think it’s going on. I honestly … the numbers coming out of like Alabama, LSU and Clemson, all these teams? It’s too much of a coincidence. I don’t think it’s that crazy either.”
Clemson announced 14 new COVID-19 cases on the football team this past weekend, bringing the team’s total to 37 since student-athletes returned to campus on June 8.
LSU has reported at least 30 positive cases, while Alabama also reported multiple cases. Two weeks ago, the University of Texas said 13 of its football players tested positive for the virus as well.