Dec. 08, 2015
BC Hoops Players + Students Sickened At Local Chipotle
The number of Boston College students initially effected by food poisoning at a local Chipotle restaurant was at 30, but now has skyrocketed by nearly three times that number- and among the students that ate at this local eatery (that has since been closed down pending an investigation) are some of the men's basketball team.
The Athletic Department might have to either postpone or outright cancel upcoming basketball games if there aren't enough players to suit up.
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Eight of the men's team are fighting what they apparently ate last week and leading scorer Dennis Clifford wasn't available for the team's two-point loss to UMass-Lowell. Chipotle sent a note to MyFoxBoston about their investigation:
"The safety and well being of our customers is always our highest priority, so our restaurant at Cleveland Circle in Boston is temporarily closed while we work with local health officials to investigate a number of illnesses among Boston College students. We do not have any evidence to suggest that this incident is related the previous E. coli incident. There are no confirmed cases of E. coli connected to Chipotle in Massachusetts."
Chipotle is connecting the food poisoning outbreak to norovirus and not the e.Coli that shut down dozens of Chipotle restaurants in two states out west. All those effected have been tested for both, but the results won't be known for a few days.
Here's the latest out of Boston