Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz reports reporting COVID-19 test at SEC as ‘free-for-all’

Missouri football coach Eli Drinkwitz said there is no uniform SEC policy for public reporting of COVID-19 test results, and there is no sharing of that information between 14 member programs.

Drinkwitz told reporters on Wednesday that he has “no idea” which is going on with other teams from week to week.

“It’s free for all in a way,” he said.

The SEC did not respond to a request for comment.

Pinkwitz, who is in his first year at Missouri, said whether a similar policy should be “off the top of my head.”

But Auburn coach Gus Malzahan said he would be in favor of such a policy on how player safety is a top priority.

“To me, transparency is really good,” Malzahn said. “Then I’ll be all for that.”

Many schools, such as Alabama, have not disclosed the number of positive COVID-19 results of football players, citing privacy laws.

A ESPN poll published earlier this month showed that nearly half of Power 5 teams would not disclose COVID-19 test data.

Missouri was without five players due to a COVID-19 test during a 38–19 loss last Saturday in Alabama.

Drinkwitz, who told reporters at the top of the game that the players would be out at the time, “This is a public health issue. This is not an issue of competitive advantage … People should know what is on our football team Used to be.” It is related to an epidemic. ”

Missouri will go on the road to play No. 21 Tennessee on Saturday.


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