The Pac-12 has announced this morning that a testing error occurred prior to a game last weekend.
During game day testing for the Stanford vs. Oregon game, "there were testing protocol errors with respect to a Stanford student-athlete who tested positive for COVID," the PAC-12 release shares.
The player who tested positive, and others who were identified as in close contact did not play in the game, and all involved were immediately isolated, just as protocols call for.
The release shares that upon returning to campus, a daily PCR test was administered that showed that the student athlete, in fact, does not have COVID and has been cleared to resume practice and competition.
To end the release, the PAC-12 issued an apology to Stanford football and those impacted by the false positive test.
This instance, along with a false positive test for Nick Saban at Alabama that got cleared up in a few days (following negative test results over the span of a few days), highlight the concerns that many share in regards to the authenticity of some of the test results and protocols.
Oregon went on to win the match up 35-14.
See the full release below.