EUGENE – Oregon wide receiver Micah Pittman and several of his teammates joined a growing number of Pac-12 players calling in the conference and, among those in California, allowed Gov. Gavin Newsom to start the football season.
“Dear (Pac-12), I ask if you guys can give us the option to get players in or out,” Pitman said. “Show us the risk of playing this season and let us agree on it. For you guys to take something away from me, which I hold dear, it hurts and I had no choice. #WeWantToPlay “
Petman was the first player from Oregon to join a growing group of Pac-12 players demanding the conference and, in the case of California players, Gov. Newsom, be allowed to start the season. He quickly drew the support of Oregon’s offensive line coach Alex mirabal, Safety Bennett Williams and offensive lineman Marx harper And Malasella Aumave-Lulu.
“(Pac-12), a football season is more than possible,” Williams tweeted. “We have shown that it can be done. (Oregon Football) program, coaches and medical staff have done an incredible job with stricter prevention standards and providing thousands of tests. And not a single positive. It can and should be done. “
Amawae-Lulu tweeted, “Dear (Pac-12) I remember competing for a long time with my brothers and being involved in winning the Bowl game with my coaches.” “We prove that we are the best ol the country. Please give us a chance to play or opt out instead of silencing your voice #WeWantToPlay. “
USC receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown and quarterback Kadon Slovis were among a group of Trojans to issue an open letter to Newsom earlier Tuesday.
Cal quarterback Chase Garbers tweeted #LetUsPlay directing Newsom and Pac-12.
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