Parents of Buckeye football players upset over Kevin Warren's accusations that letter was manufactured
Parents of Ohio State football players have another bone to pick with B1G commissioner Kevin Warren.
This week, Eleven Warriors obtained thousands of documents through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) related to the B1G’s push to cancel the 2020 fall football season, as well as responses from staff members at Ohio State. Part of those messages included messages between athletic director Gene Smith and president Kristina Johnson, explaining that Warren thought a letter written by the football parents of the Buckeyes was “manufactured.”
Friday morning, the Football Parents Association of Ohio State released a statement on the subject, calling Warren’s comment “disheartening.”
It was disheartening to read reports that our efforts in August 2020 to @bigten Commisioner, @KevinFWarren were met with claims that our letter was "manufactured". Read our full statement in response to @SInow article. #Fight #BigTenParentsUnited pic.twitter.com/Lt4jZmUevT
— FPAOS Family Unit (@fpaos_board) May 28, 2021
The parents are asking Warren to “Reflect, Adjust, Communicate and Do Better” in the letter.
Ohio State football parents were one of numerous groups to write letters and protest the B1G’s decision to cancel the 2020 college football season because of the pandemic. Eventually, the league reversed course and implemented a nine-game schedule beginning in October.
Below is the complete letter: