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Redskins draft pick from Liberty says he had coronavirus

Antonio Gandy-Golden
Posted at 2:22 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 14:22:43-04

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. -- Washington Redskins rookie receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden says he tested positive for the new coronavirus in March and was fully recovered by early April.

He says his symptoms were mild and he feels 100% now and is ready to get on the field.

Gandy-Golden played the past two seasons at Liberty, an evangelical college in Virginia that reopened this spring despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

School President Jerry Falwell Jr. appeared to reference Gandy-Golden during an interview on Fox News.

Falwell said the online student who tested positive was never on campus and left school to enter the NFL draft.

The Redskins selected Gandy-Golden in the fourth round.