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Report: Group of Pac-12 Players
Threatens to Boycott Season over
Virus, Social Justice Concerns

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Posted By: AltaD, 8/2/2020 6:06:24 PM

While professional football, baseball, and basketball players have been opting out of their upcoming seasons by the dozens, less has been heard from the nation’s collegiate athletes. Well, that’s beginning to change. According to a report obtained by ESPN, a group of players from several different Pac-12 schools have threatened to sit out preseason and regular season games unless the Pac-12 makes certain concessions. In a text message from the group, the aim is to “obtain a written contract with the Pac-12 that legally ensures we are offered the following protections and benefits.”


They want "fair compensation". I thought a free education and a chance to audition for the NFL was the "fair compensation".

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Reply 1 - Posted by: fhancock 8/2/2020 6:11:16 PM (No. 497924)
Good luck with that social justice and virus shtick men...I'm sure you will be the way who are you again...jeesh
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bur Oak 8/2/2020 6:14:43 PM (No. 497925)
The minimum deal is still zero.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 8/2/2020 6:26:08 PM (No. 497935)
You poor children. You have no idea what you are doing to yourselves. Who brainwashed you?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Vaquero45 8/2/2020 6:31:11 PM (No. 497938)
Out-friggin’- standing! Let’s cancel it all. Revoke all their scholarships and expel them. I didn’t want to watch any college sports either.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Miss Ann Thrope 8/2/2020 6:32:49 PM (No. 497940)
If they don't play, how can they be scouted by the pro teams?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 8/2/2020 6:33:50 PM (No. 497942)
Very simple solution— since there won’t be any football if they strike, revoke their football “scholarships”. Then where will go—to the streets with peaceful protesters? Go for it guys!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Kowgirl 8/2/2020 6:39:50 PM (No. 497950)
Anyone else count how many times the PAC-12 Conference said "student athletes" in their response to these players?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: SkeezerMcGee 8/2/2020 6:39:56 PM (No. 497952)
This shows how far down things are going. No football player would have dreamed of any thing close to this when Woody Hayes (Ohio State) or Paul "Bear" Bryant (Alabama) were in charge. If any player on Bryant's team who would have been insane enough to show disrespect on the field might not make it back to the locker room in one piece.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: marbles 8/2/2020 6:41:38 PM (No. 497954)
When jerks threaten, O.K. them. In other words you're not going to play unless you're demands are met, O.K. don't play.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: geoguy 8/2/2020 6:42:06 PM (No. 497955)
The the players a choice play and do as I say (the coach) or kick them off the team. The play with the team you have. Mike Gundy should have done that at Oklahoma State U. But, no, he folded like a cheap suit. He lost what l little respect I had for him. He should be let go anyway because his teams just can't get done in the big games.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 8/2/2020 6:46:19 PM (No. 497957)
Go pound sand you little punks!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DARling 8/2/2020 6:50:50 PM (No. 497965)
Let the NFL set up training academies and get the colleges out of the football business. I never thought I'd say that but with kids getting into the NFL draft earlier and earlier, why even pretend they are in college for an education? There are some with brains to go with their brawn, but such young men are few and far between.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: watashiyo 8/2/2020 6:52:13 PM (No. 497967)
QUIT! Don't like the terms and the conditions they're handed? Then they should leave and concentrate on graduating...., if they can still read.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: padiva 8/2/2020 6:52:44 PM (No. 497968)
Please add to the list: Hot cocoa and teddy bears
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Reply 15 - Posted by: red1066 8/2/2020 6:55:09 PM (No. 497970)
Your compensation is a free college education at well funded schools offering almost every field of study one could imagine. If you spend those years studying useless subjects betting on a pro career that most likely won't happen, then you have nobody but yourself to blame for your life's outcome.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: hotcorner 8/2/2020 6:55:46 PM (No. 497971)
We don't need you - you are frivolous entertainment.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: poster 8/2/2020 6:59:26 PM (No. 497975)
Teams need to release any fool that does not meet the requirements of their coaches.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: kiwinews 8/2/2020 7:09:40 PM (No. 497984)
If they don't play football, does that mean we can stop pretending they are students?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: stablemoney 8/2/2020 7:19:10 PM (No. 497989)
I hope the sports team all sit this year out. I am not interested in their views, the seasons have been shortened or adjusted, some players not playing, the games in empty stadiums. Why would anyone care to watch arena sports before no fans? By the way, players, it does not hurt me, if you sit on your couches, and make no money.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Venturer 8/2/2020 7:26:59 PM (No. 497991)
Nobody cares. Just cancel the scholarships and let these idiots know that being stupid has consequences. Aren't we all getting tired of being threatened by athletes who are lucky enough to get rich playing ball and get scholarships for the same? Play ball or lose that scholarship. it's just that simple.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: woastew 8/2/2020 7:40:54 PM (No. 497998)
Forget college sports. They just raise money for marxist professors anyway, who need it...
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Reply 22 - Posted by: GoodDeal 8/2/2020 7:56:57 PM (No. 498005)
Millions of sports fans have banded together to boycott all sports teams thatinvolve themselves in this political stupidity and insanity such as these spoiled little punks until further notice.
6 people like this.

Reply 23 - Posted by: MHR 8/2/2020 7:58:48 PM (No. 498006)
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Reply 24 - Posted by: poliposter 8/2/2020 8:11:30 PM (No. 498010)
My kid plays at the college level and really really wants to play her final year. Playing at the collegiate level is a choice. Less than 3% of college students play sport. Feel free to join the other 97%.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Luandir 8/2/2020 8:11:56 PM (No. 498011)
#14, you forgot the coloring books.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Italiano 8/2/2020 8:18:02 PM (No. 498013)
This must be avoided at all costs. If it happens, life as we know it will end.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: edgar 8/2/2020 8:19:00 PM (No. 498014)
Don't want to play? Pay your tuition, room & board and spending money from your own pockets. How's that for a deal?
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Reply 28 - Posted by: cactus 8/2/2020 10:28:33 PM (No. 498062)
Doing away with sports this season at the Pac 12 school where I have season tickets for several sports is OK with me this season. I just got an e-mail that they will only be using a mobile-model for ticket delivery this year They say it will be safer for everyone. I suspect it’s really because it will be cheaper for them. I’d really prefer the tickets as I don’t use my phone for things like that and I suspect there are a lot of others (old people like me) who don’t either. Should get interesting.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Truth Czar 8/2/2020 10:29:04 PM (No. 498064)
Pac - 12 doesn't play real football.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: SALady 8/2/2020 11:27:05 PM (No. 498091)
When a student "demands" anything, he or she should immediately be expelled from the college with no chance to ever return. Until the college presidents grow some cajones, this is only going to get worse and worse!!!
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Reply 31 - Posted by: XCenturion 8/3/2020 2:17:40 AM (No. 498144)
Poor snowflakes.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Strike3 8/3/2020 3:28:36 AM (No. 498162)
Sit out, stand up, kneel down. Do whatever floats your boat. Nobody cares.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: mifla 8/3/2020 4:14:00 AM (No. 498167)
Reminds me of a line from a favorite movie. "Be careful what you ask for little girl, you just might get it."
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Reply 34 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX 8/3/2020 11:44:05 AM (No. 498558)
Very simple fix. Revoke their scholarships and return to sports played by student-athletes. Let these crybabies find jobs in the pros, whose numbers are crashing due to social activism.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: DVC 8/3/2020 2:30:09 PM (No. 498732)
Just go away, punks. We are tiring of your BS. If you want to play your games and shut the heck up, SOME might watch. Generally, most folks are just sick of your stupid mouths.
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