Big Ten’s decision to postpone autumn sports with the opportunity to move the schedule to the spring put one of the country’s best quarterbacks on the side.
Ohio State Justin Fields will no longer be able to play due to the Big Ten’s decision to put the season on hold due to coronavirus. The quarterback had a reaction of three letters to the news.
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“Smh ..” he tweeted on Tuesday.
Although possible, Fields may transfer to a school that decides to play in the fall, but the more likely option is for him to explain the draft NFL and forget his NCAA qualifications. Fields are likely to be a top-1
The Big Ten has expressed an opportunity to play in the spring but nothing was set in stone when the conference announced on Tuesday.
“The mental and physical health and well-being of our student-athletes has been at the heart of every decision we have made about the ability to move forward,” said Big Warren Commissioner Kevin Warren. As time went on and after hours of discussions with our Big Ten Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Big Ten Sports Medicine Committee, it became very clear that there was too much uncertainty about potential medical risks for our student athletes to compete for. this fall. “
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Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith released a separate statement on the matter.
“This is an incredibly sad day for our student-athletes, who have worked so hard and been so vigilant fighting this pandemic to get so close to their season,” said Smith. “My heart aches for them and their families.
“[Ohio State President-elect Kristina M. Johnson] and I completely agreed in our efforts to delay the start of the season rather than postpone it. I am so grateful to her for all her efforts to support our student athletes and a traditional fall season.
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“As an institution and as an athletic department, we have a primary responsibility to take care of the health, safety and well-being of our students and staff, and I believe we have done so successfully.”