Lawrence tweets spark united player movement with 2020 college football season in question


Former Cartersville High School and now Clemson University junior quarterback Trevor Lawrence headlines sports news across the nation today after leading some of college football’s biggest stars in an effort to save the 2020 season. Lawrence explained his position in a three-post Twitter thread that launched a series of tweets from other star players following his footsteps. Using the hashtag #WeWantToPlay, the group of players were joined by the #WeAreUnited hashtag group in a call to play the college football season in the fall and do so in a safe manner. The efforts would ultimately create a college football players association. The demands are said to represent an association of players representing the power conferences. The movement comes about as Former Cartersville High School and now Clemson University quarterback Trevor Lawrence headlines sports news across the nation today after leading some of college football’s biggest stars in an effort to save the 2020 season.

Lawrence explained his position in a three-post Twitter thread that launched a series of tweets from other star players following his footsteps.

Using the hashtag #WeWantToPlay, the group of players were joined by the #WeAreUnited hashtag group in a call to play the college football season in the fall and do so in a safe manner. The efforts would ultimately create a college football players association.

The demands are said to represent an association of players representing the power conferences and come as Power-5 University Presidents across the country appear to be leaning towards canceling or rescheduling the 2020 football season for liability reasons.

“People are at just as much, if not more risk, if we don’t play,” Lawrence stated on Twitter. “Players will all be sent home to their own communities were social distancing is highly unlikely and medical care and expenses will be placed on the families if they were to contract COVID-19. Not to mention the players coming from situations that are not good for them/ their future and having to go back to that. Football is a safe haven for so many people.” "We are more likely to get the virus in everyday life than playing football. Having a season also incentivizes players being safe and taking all of the right precautions to try to avoid contracting covid because the season/ teammates safety is on the line. Without the season, as we've seen already, people will not social distance or wear masks and take the proper precautions,” Lawrence continued.

According to multiple national media sources, a direct message between Clemson running back Darien Rencher and Stanford defensive lineman Dylan Boles Sunday evening was the starting point in the player dialogue. Soon after that, a Zoom call including Alabama running back Najee Harris, Ohio State QB Justin Fields, Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard, and Oregon lineman Penei Sewell, continued the discussions.

“People are at just as much, if not more risk, if we don’t play,” Lawrence stated on Twitter. “Players will all be sent home to their own communities were social distancing is highly unlikely and medical care and expenses will be placed on the families if they were to contract COVID-19. Not to mention the players coming from situations that are not good for them/ their future and having to go back to that. Football is a safe haven for so many people.” "We are more likely to get the virus in everyday life than playing football. Having a season also incentivizes players being safe and taking all of the right precautions to try to avoid contracting covid because the season/ teammates safety is on the line. Without the season, as we've seen already, people will not social distance or wear masks and take the proper precautions,” Lawrence continued. According to multiple national media sources, a direct message between Clemson running back Darien Rencher and Stanford defensive lineman Dylan Boles Sunday evening was the starting point in the player dialogue. Soon after that, a Zoom call including Alabama running back Najee Harris, Ohio State QB Justin Fields, Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard, and Oregon lineman Penei Sewell, continued the discussions. Lawrence was then the catalyst for the players’ association movement by releasing the series of tweets, making him the “unofficial” face of the initiative. Lawrence’s Twitter account has almost 112,000 followers and will likely grow as a result of Sunday’s release.

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