University of Memphis statement on COVID-19 cases in athletics provides few details

Shelby County Health Department stated earlier there were 46 cases in the U of M athletics department

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 16, 2020 9:57 PM CT | Published: September 16, 2020 9:56 PM CT

The university said 46 cases are still active in the athletics department, but that the reports of 42 on the football team is “overstated.”

Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson

Johnson is a Memphis native who graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2016. He's traveled the country covering teams like Syracuse, the Buffalo Bills and the Memphis Grizzlies. He's excited about the opportunity to cover the Tigers and all things in the city of Memphis.


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