For the most part we haven’t heard much from the FBS football players still in training camp for the upcoming season. But one has spoken out on Twitter, and is very critical of the processes put in place by the Florida State Seminoles while trying to play football in a pandemic.
From FSU wide receiver Warren Thompson:
Thompson, recruited out of Tampa talent factory Armwood High School, appeared in only the first five games last season before being injured, amassing six catches for 91 receiving yards in his redshirt freshman campaign.
Thompson’s post will surely generate attention, particularly on the heels of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis inviting all of college football to come to the state to play despite being one of the hot spots for the virus. Support for the governor was also sent by new head coach Mike Norvell yesterday on Twitter.
Norvell had been criticized earlier this summer for his misrepresenting his communication with players about the virus. But his support for a politician likely unpopular with his players might begin to backfire. Others have accused FSU of not releasing testing numbers in fear of having that information get out.
This comes on the heels of DJ Matthews tweeting last night that he was Covid positive, quickly deleting the tweet, then posting today “All the lies smh.”— ️♈️ (@ADavidHaleJoint) August 13, 2020
FSU has refused to share COVID numbers so far.
This is REALLY problematic. https://t.co/pLZ9vAv3ig
A difficult summer in Tallahassee related to the pandemic just got even more complicated. We’ll see if there’s any repercussions for this downstream, or if other players in the program show support for what he’s saying.