Several Michigan State players voice concerns about playing during pandemic
The #WeWantToPlay movement has picked up a lot of steam over the last 24 hours, as hundreds of players are pushing to salvage a 2020 college football season. But that doesn’t mean everyone is on board with it.
Several Michigan State football players took to Twitter on Monday, appearing to have more concerns about playing through a pandemic. Running back Connor Heyward, offensive lineman Spencer Brown and defensive end DeAri Todd all took to Twitter to voice their opinions.
“All these players tweeting #WeWantToPlay gonna be the same ones complaining if they get Covid and something happen to them,” Heyward said. Just being real.”
Heyward also tweeted that, if the season moves forward he plans on playing, he just wants everyone to understand the risks.
“I aspire to possibly be a professional NFL player, but I also aspire to be a great father, husband and brother,” Todd wrote. It’s bigger than football at this point.”
“Everybody and they mama wanna play all of a sudden,” Brown said.
Already, four Michigan State players have opted out of the 2020 college football season. Defensive lineman Jacub Panasiuk, offensive linemen Jordan Reid and Justin Stevens and linebacker Marcel Lewis have all decided to not play this fall.
Michigan State was one of two schools (Rutgers) that was forced to quarantine its entire football team for 14 days this season due to COVID-19 concerns. The Spartans came out of the quarantine last week and began fall camp.
While there are plenty of players out there still wanting to play this fall, not everyone ready to dive into a season.