Alabama’s Saban Tests Positive for Virus, has Mild Symptoms
Alabama football coach Nick Saban has tested positive for COVID-19 just days before the Iron Bowl. Team physician Dr. Jimmy Robinson and head trainer Jeff Allen said in a joint statement that the positive test came Wednesday morning. The top-ranked Crimson Tide host No. 22 Auburn on Saturday. The statement says Saban has "very mild symptoms, so this test will not be categorized as a potential false positive.” He had previously received a false positive before the Crimson Tide's game with Georgia but was cleared to coach in the game by subsequent tests.