Longtime Tennessee Conservative talk show host Steve Gill tells ‘Wake Up Memphis’ with Robyn Walensky he believes contact tracing is behind the Memphis Tigers postponing Saturday’s game against Houston.
Gill tells Walensky some younger people who test positive for coronavirus are asymptotic and “some don’t even have the sniffles.”While Gill says he is “thrilled” college football is back, he also is appreciative of the measures teams are taking.
The Tigers’ game versus Houston, which was scheduled for this Friday, is being postponed as a precaution. Various media reports indicate up to 20 members of the team could be infected with the virus. However, it remains unclear if any who tested positive have symptoms.
Rumors of a ‘party bus’ following the Memphis Tigers’ win against Arkansas State are floating around as the source of the coronavirus outbreak on the team.“As somebody who played basketball at Tennessee years ago, after a win, every team bus is a party bus,” Gill tells Walensky, “there’s a celebration that takes place after every win.”
Coach Ryan Silverfield today confirmed to media that there was no party bus that caused the outbreak:
Tigers coach Ryan Silverfield just met with the media and read a prepared statement where he apologetic for the situation, said there was no party bus but rather players picked up by a family member. Football practice and activities are still paused.
— Mike Ceide (@MCeide_WREG3) September 14, 2020