Colorado State President COVID-19 to Investigate Claims of Cover-Up Players and Employees



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    <p>Several Colorado State football players and staff members have claimed that a COVID-19 trial cover up is going on within the football program, although others within the program and those representing the university overwhelmingly oppose those allegations. <em>Fort collins colorado</em> It was reported on Tuesday that players and staff members claimed that the coaches told the players not to report symptoms, threatened them with loss of playing time, and said that the school was not there to keep positive test numbers low. Changing the contact tracing report.

“I believe there is a cover-up going on at CSU,” said a current player who should not be named. “But they could only cover it for so long and now we have a lot of cases in athletics. They can’t cover it anymore. It’s not about the health and safety of the players, but making money from the players Is about trying. ” . ”

The allegations prompted Colorado State President Joyce McConnell to launch an investigation that he said would “move quickly” on Wednesday.

McConnell wrote in a letter, “I tell you all now that nothing is more important to me or CSU than to the health and well-being of our students.” “Nothing. They are our purpose and our responsibility, each of them and every sport they play or proclaim major. ”

Athletic director Joe Parker and coach Steve Adazio said in statements published by the university that they would “embrace” and “support” the investigation.

Amid the allegations leveled by these players and coaches, Addazio, who is in his first year as coach, and defensive coordinator Chuck Heater are reluctant to wear their masks.

One player said, “We had a player who was definitely suffering from coronovirus symptoms and was not wearing a mask and I was next to him, touching him and spitting and sweating.” “I told him that he needed to get examined but he really didn’t want to because then he would be out. The next day he was not in practice. [If he tested positive] He had already spread the virus. Therefore many players do not feel safe in football practice. ”

An anonymous staff member, who was one of a total of 10 players and interviewed members, also raised concerns about the status of the program.

“The athletic department has some red flags, but the common denominator with this administration is to protect coaches before student-athletes and that makes them feel more like cattle than student-athletes,” the employee said.

Several players took to Twitter to dispute claims made by anonymous players and staff members in the story.

Parker commented on the current COVID-19 test program: “This [athlete] Population is the most tested population here but frankly some people feel that it is not a good job to feel comfortable about their health. If it is emotion, then we will need to do it. ”

Colorado State Associate Athletic Director for Communications Kyle Nieves also disputed the nature of the reporting by issuing a statement.

According to the report, voluntary workouts were stopped on July 29 after 27 players missed practice due to COVID-19. A number of football players attended a party over the weekend of July 4, as the number of players increased in other sports. Parker agreed that the incident led to an increase in positive cases.

Addazio went 44–44 at Boston College in seven years from 2013–19 before being dismissed after the season. It is safe to say that he has not exhausted himself for the current players at all.

One player said, “I think everyone can do a better job.” “But our coaches don’t tell the players to let the coaches know if they have symptoms because we have so many people wrong.”

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