i realize in the larger scheme of things this is meaningless but trump is truly disturbed. i mean, i guess he had an open invtiation but so so petty. it is mind boggling.
praying this ends.....
A group of football players from the NCAA’s Pac-12 Conference penned a letter on The Players Tribune with a list of demands, ranging from health and safety assurances during the Covid-19 pandemic to issues of racial injustice.
Using the hashtag #WeAreUnited, the players start the letter saying, “because NCAA sports exploit college athletes physically, economically and academically, and also disproportionately harm Black college athletes, #WeAreUnited.”
The letter concludes with the group of players threatening to sit out the full season unless their demands are met.
“#WeAreUnited in our commitment to secure fair treatment for college athletes. Due to Covid-19 and other serious concerns, we will opt-out of Pac-12 fall camp and game participation unless the following demands are guaranteed in writing by our conference to protect and benefit both scholarship athletes and walk-ons," the letter said.
The Pac-12 sent CNN the following statement:
"Neither the Conference nor our university athletics departments have been contacted by this group regarding these topics. We support our student-athletes using their voice, and have regular communications with our student-athletes at many different levels on a range of topics. As we have clearly stated with respect to our fall competition plans, we are, and always will be, directed by medical experts, with the health, safety and well being of our student athletes, coaches and staff always the first priority. We have made it clear that any student athlete who chooses not to return to competition for health or safety reasons will have their scholarship protected."
im sure the kids want to play but doing so is completely absurd in a college environment unless the rest of college is cancelled especially as they are ridiculously exploited labor.
happy to read......We have made it clear that any student athlete who chooses not to return to competition for health or safety reasons will have their scholarship protected