Amidst growing momentum in postponing the college football season to the spring, this year's biggest star has isn't mincing words on why there should be a season ithis fall.
Hours after ESPN reported the Big Ten is looking to postpone fall sports while waiting to see if other Power 5 conferences were going to do the same, star Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence tweeted his reasoning for having a fall season.
People are at just as much, if not more risk, if we don’t play. Players will all be sent home to their own communities where social distancing is highly unlikely and medical care and expenses will be placed on the families if they were to contract covid19 (1)— Trevor Lawrence (@Trevorlawrencee) August 9, 2020
Lawrence has been vocal about the need for a 2020 season despite the complications of playing a contact sport during a pandemic.
"Players being safe and taking all of the right precautions to try to avoid contracting covid because the season/ teammates safety is on the line. Without the season, as we’ve seen already, people will not social distance or wear masks and take the proper precautions," Lawrence wrote on his Twitter thread.
Back in June, Clemson announced 28 members of the athletic department tested positive for coronavirus, producing the highest return of positive tests around the country at the time.
While those in positions of power continue to lean towards opting out of the fall season due to all the headaches that come with it, Lawerence's outward cry of public support to play next month could have some Power 5 presidents more hestitant than before.
If anything, Lawrence's passion gives college football fans a glimour of hope in increasingly desperate times.
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