There are two sides to every story. Amid the #WeWantToPlay movement started by college football’s top stars, another player, Indiana Hoosiers offensive lineman Brady Feeney, is dealing with serious health complications due to COVID-19.
Last week, Feeney’s mother shared a heart-wrenching Facebook post chronicling his battle with the coronavirus. He went from being “a kid in perfect health, great physical condition” to being hospitalized due to breathing issues. Furthermore, Feeney may have a heart issue and blood tests indicated he may have other health concerns as well.
On Monday morning, he responded to Michigan State’s Connor Heyward, who wrote that the players tweeting #WeWantToPlay “gonna be the same ones complaining if they get Covid and something happen to them.”
Feeney wrote: “Covid-19 is serious. I never thought that I would have serious health complications from this virus, but look at what happened. We need to listen to our medical experts.”
Covid-19 is serious. I never thought that I would have serious health complications from this virus, but look at what happened. We need to listen to our medical experts. https://t.co/iP0XalEp2D— Brady Feeney (@brady_feeney) August 10, 2020
It’s interesting that these two players both play in the Big Ten. It’s a conference that has seen multiple football programs shut down workouts due to COVID-19 outbreaks. In fact, both Indiana and Michigan State were among those that were forced to take that measure following a rash of positive tests.
The latest on Big Ten football is that the 2020 fall season may be canceled or postponed. On Monday morning, a report emerged that 12 of the 14 Presidents in the conference voted against having a season this fall.
The MAC has already postponed its fall football season. The Pac-12 is reportedly expected to announce it will postpone its season on Tuesday, along with the Big Ten.
In short, it appears college football in 2020 is dead in the water.