ESPN CFB Analyst Kirk Herbstreit Broadcasts COVID-19 Diagnosis

ESPN CFB Analyst Kirk Herbstreit Broadcasts COVID-19 Diagnosis

ESPN broadcaster Kirk Herbstreit watches warmups before an NCAA college football game between Florida State and Mississippi in Orlando, Fla., Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. Florida State won 45-34. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit stated Tuesday evening on Twitter that he has examined sure for COVID-19.

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He’ll style enterprise from residence for College GameDay on Friday and will call the Sugar Bowl between Clemson and Ohio Impart remotely. 

Herbstreit stated he and his household are “OK” within the wake of his diagnosis.

In September, Herbstreit called a sport between Florida Impart and Miami from residence after he came into contact with any individual who examined sure for the virus, though he had examined detrimental. 

The 51-yr-worn, who has labored for College GameDay since 1996, isn’t very any longer the first member of ESPN’s college football group to ascertain sure. 

At the halt of October, analyst Desmond Howard launched that he became as soon as “beneath strict quarantine” after discovering out sure for the virus. He labored from residence for the printed of the Penn Impart-Ohio Impart sport. Meanwhile, 85-yr-worn analyst Lee Corso has been working from his Florida yard all season prolonged.

Assorted ESPN personalities had been plagued by the virus, too. SportsCenter icon Scott Van Pelt took time away from the community following his sure take a look at, which he launched on Dec. 17. He returned 10 days later following a detrimental take a look at, though he stated he composed hadn’t regained his senses of scent and taste. 

Wait on in March, ESPN NBA analyst Doris Burke examined sure for the virus. She told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that she skilled coarse fatigue, but she recovered and made it to the NBA bubble, where she grew to grow to be the first girl to call the convention finals and NBA Finals on the radio. 

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