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Colonel12
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This isn't good if true

Post by Colonel12 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:31 pm

Landon Wright has left the team due to coaches not following safety protocols.

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Braxton
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Re: This isn't good if true

Post by Braxton » Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:44 pm

“8-4-20. My last day is finally here.
Today I have resigned my position on the Eastern Kentucky University football team as a kicker. Not huge news in the sports world I know but... No matter what you hear the facts are the facts, with the main fact being the coach and some staff, do not care about player safety. I will surely miss my brothers on the field. This is a tough day for me, but somebody has gotta tell the truth on what us athletes are going through during this pandemic.

At Eastern Kentucky Football there is little or no testing, (last team test was July 6). Symptomatic players still in the building and around other teammates. But the same day people had symptoms we continued to practice instead of face the issue head on. Keep in mind we started fall camp on Friday July 31st. We have plenty of players and staff test positive over the past month. But you have probably heard very little on the matter. Have y’all heard about us suspending anything? Of course not. There are meeting rooms with 100+ players and staff crammed into it with zero space and no social distancing rules in sight. There are a bunch of potential positives in there. The Player cafeteria (case dining hall) endangers the EKU Cafeteria staff as well as other students who are now on campus, masks are routinely not worn while players are constantly being reminded by the dining hall staff instead of our coaches to keep it on.

The Head Coach knows and the Head Coach does nothing. The Head Coach does not care about his players safety as well as his staff and their families. He cares about the 500k we are about to earn by playing WVU in Morgantown at the end of the month. The truth has to be told and I’ll be your guy.
I love my teammates as well as my family and I’ll forever cherish the l moments I had with them. With 2 pregnant sisters, 3 nieces and a nephew, and a mom & dad as well as my Grandmother and grandfather I love dearly, I need to protect them at ALL cost. I will not endanger anyones health by continuing to play. This goes for my players family and my family.

People need to know what the NCAA and University is really about and it’s not about player safety. #DoTheyReallyCare”

EKUlifer
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Re: This isn't good if true

Post by EKUlifer » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:06 pm

Wow. Not good at all.

EKULFan
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Re: This isn't good if true

Post by EKULFan » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:36 pm

Don't know if this is true, but it does not need to be swept under the rug...if a through investigation does not take place... some heads should roll! Peoples lives are at stake and a $450K :oops: :o payday ain't worth the lives and health of the players and their families!

I have heard some rumors that the staff(some) had been very lacks in the enforcement of the Covid-19 safety protocol! :cry: :x Again, I don't know if this is true but it certainly puts a damper on things!

I guess we will know more in the coming days, I have seen where the local (Richmond and Lexington) media have picked up the story and are beginning to look into the situation!

I truly hope this is only a mole hill and not a mountain!

Go Kerns...BE SAFE!

Colonel12
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Re: This isn't good if true

Post by Colonel12 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:39 pm

Yep IF true all coaches need to be gone. IF AD is involved get him out. If the interim president is aware and didn't act then we need a permanent president immediately.
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Braxton
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Re: This isn't good if true

Post by Braxton » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:01 am

OL Ashkettle has now quit as well. Looks like a domino effect

DannyHopesGhost
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Re: This isn't good if true

Post by DannyHopesGhost » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:37 am

Braxton wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:01 am
OL Ashkettle has now quit as well. Looks like a domino effect
Where was this posted? Did he opt out or quit? There’s a difference.

Braxton
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Re: This isn't good if true

Post by Braxton » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:38 am

DannyHopesGhost wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:37 am
Braxton wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:01 am
OL Ashkettle has now quit as well. Looks like a domino effect
Where was this posted? Did he opt out or quit? There’s a difference.
I have heard quit. Sources are good and haven’t been wrong yet.

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Re: This isn't good if true

Post by DannyHopesGhost » Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:39 am

Braxton wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:38 am
DannyHopesGhost wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:37 am
Braxton wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:01 am
OL Ashkettle has now quit as well. Looks like a domino effect
Where was this posted? Did he opt out or quit? There’s a difference.
I have heard quit. Sources are good and haven’t been wrong yet.
Ok. Just wondered because I hadn’t seen anything about this online. Thanks

Mcc23
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Re: This isn't good if true

Post by Mcc23 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:08 pm

he put it out overhis instagram yesterday. its all over twitter

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