There is plenty of concern about the safety of student-athletes as colleges around the nation try to get football back in time for this fall. The coronavirus pandemic isn’t going away, and many college football players are testing positive as the come back to campus this summer.
Former LSU star and current Cleveland Browns receiver Jarvis Landry, thinking about all this, posted a question on Twitter recently that bears some consideration.
Responding to this question, Clemson senior receiver Amari Rodgers gave a pointed response.
Really, there is absolutely no way to dispute this. Rodgers is 100% correct in identifying the only real reason to risk the lives and health of all these kids, and it’s all about the Benjamins, baby — a ton of money at stake.
Clemson, college football hit hard by COVID-19
The Clemson football team is one of the programs that’s been absolutely thrashed by the coronavirus. On Friday, news broke that a stunning 23 student-athletes on the Clemson football team have tested positive.
In total, 28 student-athletes at Clemson tested positive for COVID-19. And this is far from an isolated event.
- Texas Longhorns announce 13 football players test positive for COVID-19
- The University of Colorado announced two of its players tested positive this week
- Six student-athletes at the University of Houston contracted the virus, forcing a suspension of workouts
- Two Kansas State football players worked out with teammates while they had the coronavirus
- At LSU, 30 players are in quarantine due to an outbreak
- Alabama has been dealing with an outbreak of its own as well
It’s no wonder that Dr. Anthony Fauci doesn’t think football can even happen this year unless it’s done in some sort of “bubble” scenario.