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Bobby Bowden readmitted to TMH days after positive COVID-19 result

Posted at 8:05 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 20:09:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The former head football coach at Florida State University, Bobby Bowden was transported by ambulance to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare on Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19 over the weekend.

The legendary coach revealed he tested positive for COVID-19 only days earlier.

Bowden had been hospitalized at TMH for nearly two weeks with a leg infection following the removal of cancer spots. He was transferred to the hospital's rehab center and released last Thursday.

Bowden was informed by his physician on Saturday that he tested positive for COVID-19.

Despite the positive diagnosis, Bowden, who turns 91 in November said he's doing pretty good.

Bobby Bowden's wife, Ann Bowden said he went back to the hospital just to be safe because he was very tired and sleeping a lot.

She added that her husband will be spending the night and undergoing tests. She said he wasn't experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

Ann Bowden also said she and the family members staying with him were tested for COVID-19 on Monday and all the results came back negative.

Bowden said he does not know when he contracted it.

During his 34 years as Florida State’s head coach, he had only one losing season in 1976. From 1987 to 2000, the Seminoles finished every season with at least 10 wins and in the top 5 of the Associated Press College Football Poll, and won the national championship in 1993 and 1999.

This is a developing story. Stay with us for updates.