Legendary coach Bobby Bowden defeats COVID, then comes under fire for his political stance
Bobby Bowden will be 91 in a few weeks, which puts him in a high risk category for catching COVID-19. His age also puts him at risk of not surviving it, statistics show. The legendary trainer not only tested positive for the coronavirus recently, but he has conquered the virus.
Bowden has beaten numerous football teams in his 40 years of training between West Virginia University and Florida State University. His overall record (including boules) was 377-134-5.
After the coach was released from the hospital for coronavirus observation, he said this week that “God just wasn’t ready to take me home.”
“I want to thank all of the many people who have thought and prayed for me over the past few weeks,” Bowden said in a statement through his son, Tommy. “I just went through a battle with COVID-19 and God just wasn’t ready to take me home to be with Him yet.
“Most of you know I’m 91 and it’s been a tough fight, but thanks to the help of Dr Michael Forsthoefel and the support of (wife) Ann and all my children, I have it. beaten, ”Bowden said.
Bowden, who turns 91 on November 8, then said it was just one more victory in life and that he was grateful to be able to vote in the next election.
“I’ve been blessed with a lot of wins in my life, but I really wanted to win this one because I wanted to be there to vote for President Trump,” Bowden said.
It was this last line that was attacked by people from all walks of life because he said he would vote for Trump. The president however thanked the coach.
“The BIG Bobby Bowden, one of college football’s best coaches EVER, on his full recovery from Covid-19” …. America is the biggest country on this side of Heaven. I’ve been fortunate enough to have a lot of wins in my life, but I really wanted to win this one because I wanted … “Trump said over a two-tweet.
While there were a lot of people who defended the coach, there were those who vomited venom for political reasons.
Bowden tested positive for COVID-19 on October 3 and was admitted to hospital three days later. He has become one of the most notorious trainers to come into contact with the virus.
He is second all-time in career wins only behind Joe Paterno.