Second Michigan State player opts out for 2020 season
A second member of Michigan State’s football team has decided to opt out for the 2020 college football season.
On Friday morning, offensive lineman Jordan Reid announced on Twitter that he’s planning to sit out the 2020 season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty that surrounds college football. He does, however, plan to return to the team in 2021 to close out his career in East Lansing.
Reid is the second Spartan to opt out this season. Earlier this week, defensive lineman Jacub Panasiuk also decided to opt out of the season. He also plans to play again in 2021.
“After thoughtful talks with my family, coaching staff and academic advisors, I have decided to opt out of the 2020 football season,” Reid wrote on Twitter. “I will be graduating in December with my undergrad and plan on coming back to MSU for my 5th year. Due to all the uncertainty in regards to COVID-19 and personal family experiences, I feel this is the best choice for me during these tough times.
“I would like to thank Coach Tucker and Coach Kapilovic for being understanding and supporting during these times. With that being said, I wish my brothers the best of luck this season as I will be cheering them on! I look forward to what the future holds and can’t wait to hit the ground running next season.”
Michigan State recently shut down workouts because of a spike in positive cases. The entire team was forced to quarantine for 14 days, but has since resumed workouts.
— J.Reid (@jordanreid58) August 7, 2020