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Alabama students have been trying to contract coronavirus on purpose to win money



In news that will shock you but probably shouldn’t, the University of Alabama student body is up to its usual nonsense.

ABC confirmed on Wednesday that students from Alabama have been organizing “COVID parties” with the intention to see who can contract the coronavirus disease first; the winner would receive a pot of money.

“They put money in a pot and they try to get COVID. Whoever gets COVID first gets the pot. It makes no sense,” Tuscaloosa City Councilor Sony McKinstry said, according to ABC. “They’re intentionally doing it.”

Over the last few weeks, students have purposely been attending these parties despite knowing that they have been diagnosed with the disease. Tuscaloosa Fire Chief Randy Smith told the City Council on Tuesday that he originally thought it was a rumor until further investigation. Shortly after Smith spoke on Tuesday afternoon, the council unanimously approved a law requiring citizens to wear masks in public.

“It’s nonsense,” McKinstry said. “But I think when you’re dealing with the mind frame of people who are intentionally doing stuff like that and they’re spreading it intentionally, how can you truly fight something that people are constantly trying to promote?”

The coronavirus has killed roughly 130,000 people so far in the United States.

Wear your mask.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

9 Comments for Alabama students have been trying to contract coronavirus on purpose to win money

  1. UKgrad80
    7:34 pm July 1, 2020 Permalink

    Wow our kids are broken wonder why!

  2. blueballs80
    8:42 pm July 1, 2020 Permalink

    What a bunch of idiots. Where are their parents?

    • bigblue98
      9:42 pm July 1, 2020 Permalink

      Look at some of the other comments on this site. Their parents might be some of our UK fans.

    • satcheluk
      12:43 pm July 2, 2020 Permalink

      Their parents are watching Fox News and President Orange Crush day it’s not a big deal.

  3. UKInsider
    11:06 pm July 1, 2020 Permalink

    Invite the football team so someone else can win the SEC

  4. UKFanSC
    7:28 am July 2, 2020 Permalink

    Darwinian behavior at its purest…..the weak and the stupid are the first to be eliminated. Take solace in the fact that some of these genes will not be passed along to future generations.

    • satcheluk
      12:43 pm July 2, 2020 Permalink


  5. satcheluk
    12:42 pm July 2, 2020 Permalink

    The Darwin Award Nominations Committee stands ready to offer nominations as soon as warranted. Good luck!

  6. Lip Man 1
    1:03 pm July 2, 2020 Permalink

    This tells me that down in Alabama cousins shouldn’t be allowed to breed. Friggin’ idiots!