Husker football parents still waiting for response from the Big Ten
"Our clients believe that transparency in decision making is not too much to ask when the health of student-athletes, their future opportunities, and the very survival of men's and women's sporting programs are at stake," the statement says.
LINCOLN – The parents of 11 Nebraska football players are still waiting for the Big Ten to respond to their list of demands regarding the conference’s decision to postpone the fall sports season.
In a statement, the parents’ lawyer, former state senator Mike Flood, said his clients had yet to receive even a phone call from the Big Ten as of Monday afternoon.
“Our clients believe that transparency in decision making is not too much to ask when the health of student-athletes, their future opportunities, and the very survival of men’s and women’s sporting programs are at stake,” the statement says.
On Thursday, the parents released a letter to the Big Ten demanding five things or they would look to take legal action against the conference.
- The results of the vote conducted by the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors, which was held last Tuesday.
- The meeting’s minutes regarding that vote.
- All audio, video recordings and transcripts at meetings where any vote was held.
- All conference bylaws or rules and regulations governing the decision-making process.
- All assessments, memorandums, studies, scientific date and any other medical information considered by the Council while making this decision.
This came after commissioner Kevin Warren released a letter of his own on Wednesday citing the uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic as the main reason for the postponement of fall sports.
However, that letter was not satisfactory to the Nebraska football parents. Flood in Monday’s statement says the Husker parents will now discuss other options since the Big Ten has not released any additional information.
“It is frustrating to me that the student-athletes must — on their own dime — pay to educate professional adults about basic transparency and fairness,” Flood writes.
You can view the full statement here: