Report: Parents of Iowa football players sending letter to B1G commissioner Kevin Warren
Disgruntled parents of Iowa football players are reportedly sending a letter to B1G commissioner Kevin Warren, asking that he and the conference’s presidents reconsider the decision to cancel fall football.
On Thursday afternoon, Keith Murphy of SoundOFF reported that several parents of Iowa football players are sending a letter to Warren, urging him to reconsider playing a football season in the fall. Per Murphy, the parents are saying:
- to reconsider a fall football season
- they’re concerned about playing two seasons in one year
- there’s more urgency for seniors to play
- the long-term ramifications of the decision-making are unacceptable
- the players and parents had no input.
Below is the tweet, sent out by Murphy on Thursday:
Many Hawkeye football parents including Maurice Goodson and Dr Julie Waggoner sending letter to Commissioner Warren:
-Reconsider fall fb season
-Concern for 2 seasons in 1 yr
-Urgency for seniors
-long term ramifications of decision-making unacceptable
-players & parents no input
— Keith Murphy (@MurphyKeith) August 13, 2020
Two of the parents included are Maurice Goodson — father of Hawkeyes running back Tyler Goodson — and Julie Waggoner — mother of defensive lineman John Waggoner.
Murphy’s report did not detail how many parents would be involved with or show support for the letter. However, earlier this week, several parents of Hawkeye football players voiced their support for playing football in the fall.
Parents stated that they believe with proper testing and protocols in place, a college football season could be played. You can read the complete message here.