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Group of Pac-12 players to demand safety measures from conference; boycott is a possibility

A group of Pac-12 football players was preparing Saturday to issue a list of demands to conference officials centering on safety protocols in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. <span class="copyright">(Ralph Freso / Associated Press)</span>
A group of Pac-12 football players was preparing Saturday to issue a list of demands to conference officials centering on safety protocols in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Ralph Freso / Associated Press)

A group of Pac-12 Conference football players was preparing Saturday to issue a list of demands to conference officials centering on safety protocols in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with some players willing to sit out practices and games if their ultimatum was not satisfied.

One UCLA player who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic said roughly 20 Bruins players participated in a group chat involving counterparts from every Pac-12 school to talk about what they wanted from the conference. The players’ demands were first reported by ESPN.

The focus of the chat was protecting players from the novel coronavirus that has resulted in a delayed, shortened 10-game

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Group of Pac-12 players to demand safety measures from conference, boycott is a possibility

A group of Pac-12 football players was preparing Saturday to issue a list of demands to conference officials centering on safety protocols in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. <span class="copyright">(Ralph Freso / Associated Press)</span>
A group of Pac-12 football players was preparing Saturday to issue a list of demands to conference officials centering on safety protocols in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Ralph Freso / Associated Press)

A group of Pac-12 Conference football players was preparing Saturday to issue a list of demands to conference officials centering on safety protocols in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with some players willing to sit out practices and games if their ultimatum was not satisfied.

One UCLA player who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic said roughly 20 Bruins players participated in a group chat involving counterparts from every Pac-12 school to talk about what they wanted from the conference. The players’ demands were first reported by ESPN.

The focus of the chat was protecting players from the novel coronavirus that has resulted in a delayed, shortened 10-game

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