The Boston College Eagles basketball team has lost five games in a row, but that is the least of the team’s concerns given a report from Eric Hoffses of SB Nation's BC Interruption on Monday regarding the health of some of the players.
According to Hoffses, Boston College coaches confirmed the reason some players missed a loss to UMass Lowell on Sunday was E. coli. A coach said eight players on the team are “confirmed to have E. coli.”
David Wade of WBZ reported “several student-athletes have gastrointestinal symptoms. All had eaten at Chipotle in Cleveland Circle.”
Kami Mattioli of Sporting News added that Chipotle will shut down the restaurant at Cleveland Circle in Boston while an investigation into the illnesses takes place. The statement adds there's no confirmed cases at Chipotle in Massachusetts. Chipotle has been linked to E. coli across the country in various cases this year.
Michael Sullivan of Height Sports passed along an email reportedly sent to Boston College athletes advising them not to eat at Chipotle:
Hoffses noted the status of the players impacted by the bacteria for Wednesday’s game against No. 15 Providence is unclear.