SEC football players worried over safety during coronavirus pandemic

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SEC football players worried over safety during coronavirus pandemic



One day before the SEC announced its conference-only football schedule, players expressed their concerns about playing during the coronavirus pandemic on a call with conference leaders.

The Washington Post obtained an audio recording of the private meeting between more than a dozen players, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey, members of the conference’s medical advisory board and more. Players who participated in the call are part of a “student-athlete leadership council.”

“There are going to be outbreaks,” an unnamed official told players on the call, per The Post. “We’re going to have cases on every single team in the SEC. That’s a given. And we can’t prevent it.”





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