As Many as Eight Ohio State Football Players Have Come Down with the Flu

December 30, 2013 at 12:12p    by Jason Priestas    

[UPDATE 12:38 p.m.] Jerry Emig, SID for the Ohio State football team, says it's a flu bug, and not food poisoning, and that it's affecting "some admin staffers and some players" but no starters.

Per Candice Lee, mother of Ohio State freshman linebacker Darron Lee, her son, and as many as seven other Ohio State football players have come down with food poisoning.

Between Noah Spence not making the trip, lingering injuries to Bradley Roby and Curtis Grant, and now this, Orange Bowl week is not exactly off to a hot start for Ohio State.

Source: @candicenbc4



OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Food poisoning!!!
Logically then, it's a conspiracy!  Fueled by ESPN and the SEC media bias!! I won't stand for it .... gather your pitchforks!!

RoyMunson's picture

They must have eaten Brady Hoke's leftovers.
Wait, who am I kidding, we all know there is no food left over when Hoke is done.

umbyosu's picture

The bones left over from wings, does that count?  Rib bones?

Crimson's picture

You think Brady Hoke doesn't eat the bones?  What on earth do you think he picks his teeth with?

Hovenaut's picture

Not sure.

"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Nah, you only get Twizzlers at Quaker Steak and Lube.

Class of 2010.

buckeyeEddie27's picture

wtf.   This week sucks.

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

BuckeyeChief's picture

WTF, this reminds me of "Coach" when he made it to the pro's and his team played at Buffalo in the playoffs.


"Clutch has no boundaries"

Nutinpa's picture

Yikes....Glad the game isn't until Friday night.  
Needs for Buckeyes as of Monday afternoon:
Solid pass rush
Solid secondary play
Solid running game to eat up clock
A solid turd before Friday.

ATXbucknut's picture

If it's food poisoning, they should be okay by Friday.  If its norovirus, which is common in communal accommodation situations like this, watch out.

RunningFree's picture

A new strain seems to be the media flavor of the month too:
Hope it's not that.  It's enough to take any team out of commission if it gets bad enough.  Whatever strain... norovirus is not fun.

Buckeyeneer's picture

Probably what my kids got. I have been cleaning poop and vomit for days.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University

CptBuckeye24's picture

Look at the date on that.  January of 2013.....

Hovenaut's picture

And the hits just keep on coming.
Glad we have a few days to go, hope things get sorted out and folks get better soon.

"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

PattiJones's picture

Food poisoning is bad, but it is norovirus season. Norovirus could spread to the whole team and be really, really bad. Hopefully it was only food poisoning

tussey's picture

There is no way it's the norovirus, way more people would be sick especially since the teams spends so much time together.  There was a norovirus outbreak while I was in college.  It was nasty.  Basically if you lived with anyone who had it, you were going to get it too. 

actionstanleyjackson's picture

This just is not getting any better. 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

sharks's picture

Need to get a case of immodium and a few kegs of pedialyte down there asap.

The postgame show is brought to you by... Christ, I can't find it. The hell with it...

Bucks777's picture

Florida drinking water...

Bucks777's picture

Turkey dinner from thanksgiving is not good on 12/29. Just saying.

Denny's picture

Well, I guess they won't be shitting themselves during the game, at least.


Buckeye419er's picture

Crappy news is crappy news

BassDropper's picture

Some clarification. NOT food poisoning and NO starters involved.


OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Damn you with your facts .... how are we supposed to work ourselves into a froth over these stories with facts flying around?

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Mike Bianchi's revenge.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

doodah_man's picture

Wow, if only they had some type of yearly inoculation that could be cheaply given to every member of THE GODDMED FOOTBALL TEAM...

Jim "DooDah" Day
It is hard to play dirty against a man who picks you up.

Rfahncke's picture

I call for a mandatory Quarantine!  Keep them away from the starters!

"Have you earned your buckeye today?"

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

This whole week is about as shady as a guy standing in the corner of the dance floor with a pedo-stache.

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

703Buckeye's picture

Pun intended

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

Teisen96's picture

Sounds like that old flu we got on bourbon street before the sugar bowl.  The hurricanes and hand grenades were contaminated.

PittBuckeye's picture

Im beginning to just wonder what could possibly be next.

Bucks43201's picture

Beth Mowins will be handling the playcalling duties.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Urban Ohio's picture

God forbid.

Newcomerstown Trojans between Woody and Beaver.

Idaho Helga's picture

Don't. Poke. The. Bear.

penult's picture

This has hit Hyde and Braxton, according to speculation from them missing media availability.

SHAKENBAKE68's picture

Braxton has it for sure. It's one thing after another!  I hope all the bad stuff gets out of the way by Friday!!
Go Bucks!!

There is no such thing as "friendly fire"..

Alhan's picture

Get your damn flu shots!

You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy

buckeyedude's picture

What is this, the Black Plague? You're playing!!!
I actually wonder if this is what Spence's "personal issue" is? He could just be sick with the flu, maybe?