The Big Ten’s decision to postpone fall sports with the possibility of rescheduling spring games has put one of the country’s best defenders on the sidelines.
Ohio State Justin Fields will no longer be able to play due to the Big Ten’s decision to suspend the season due to the coronavirus virus. The midfield quartet responded with three letters to the news.
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“Smh ..” he tweeted on Tuesday.
While it is likely that Fields could move to a school that decided to compete in the fall, the more likely option was that he announced his participation in the NFL Draft and abandoned his NCAA status. According to top experts, the domains will probably be a choice in the top 10 in the NFL.
Big Ten has expressed their ability to play in the spring but nothing has been set when the conference is announced on Tuesday.
“The mental and physical health and well-being of our students-athletes are at the heart of every decision we make about the ability to move forward,” said Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren. . “Over time and after hours of discussions with the Big Ten Task Force about our emerging infectious diseases and the Big Ten’s Sports Medicine Committee, it becomes clear that there are too many uncertainties involved. to potential medical risks to enable our student-athlete to compete. fall.”
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Ohio State Sports Director Gene Smith released a separate statement on the matter.
“This has been an extremely sad day for our students-athletes, who have worked hard and very cautiously against this pandemic to get closer to their season,” Smith said. . “My heart hurts for them and their families.
“[Ohio State President-elect Kristina M. Johnson] and I am a perfect fit in our attempt to delay the start of the season rather than postpone. I am very grateful to her for all her efforts to support our student-athletes and a traditional fall.
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“As an organization and as an athletic department, we have first and foremost responsibility to take care of the health, safety and fitness of our students and staff, and I believe we have done it successfully. “