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The two biggest names of all names in college football were called to a players’ association on Sunday night, who are facing considerable uncertainty over whether the COVID-19 pandemic will have a 2020 season.
Clemson took to Twitter with a list of demands from quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, who will both be a shortlist of Heiman Trophy contenders and national title contenders, if there is a season.
Among those demands was “the right to use our voices to establish open communication and trust between players and officials; eventually a college football players association was formed.”
The list included a desire for universal health and safety procedures for all conferences, as teams fight against COVID-19 and guarantee eligibility for players, even if they exit the field during an epidemic.
Clarson explained running back Darren Rencher that he and Lawrence met with representatives from each Power Five conference through Zoom.One step towards a collective voice. “
This comes after Pac-12 athletes came up with a #WeAreUnited message that was posted on Players’ Tribune. Players threatened to sit out if officials did not meet their demands, including addressing systemic racism in collegium sports and society, and providing COVID-19 security measures.
The message also calls for the ability to make money for athletes through name, image and equality rights.
Elsewhere, Big Ten football players issued a “Big Ten Unity Proposal” Players’ Tribune Asking for more oversight and transparency about the operation of COVID-19, more COVID-19 testing and strict enforcement of potential violations of the protocol.
Lawrence’s latest tweet surfaced when he pleaded for a college football season, saying the game provides protection for many players who would not otherwise be in the midst of an epidemic:
Too much in the air after the 2020 season Mac Announced On saturday It postponed all fall games until spring. Big ten too Announced That “all institutions will remain in football during the first two days of the accent period (ie, helmets can only wear protective equipment to student-athletes)”.
More than one ominous news has also come from Pat Ford and Ross Delanger Of Sports Illustrated Said that “high-level conference meetings are being planned for this week in the college football landscape with a possible solution to the game falling by 2021.”
A source said Brett McMurphy Stadium: “It’s been college football season. I don’t think everyone follows Mack immediately, but it gives the other league presidents another reason to make an easy decision. The biggest thing is the unknown long-term impact of COVID Is and includes liability issues. “
Heather Dunich, Adam Rittenberg, Mark Schlabach, Chris Low and Andrea Adelson ESPN Reportedly the Big Ten president was “ready to pull the plug on its fall sports season” and was looking for other Power Five conference leaders to “see what happens to them.”
It is clear that some of the biggest players in the game want to take the field, however, Lawrence and Fields are among those who fight for a season using their voices and more.