The likely top pick of the 2021 NFL draft isn't alone.
Michigan State linebacker Marcel Lewis and offensive lineman Justin Stevens are opting out of the upcoming season. Lewis, a redshirt freshman, said he's lost a family member during the pandemic and has had another family member sick in the hospital. The Detroit Lions activated tight end T.J. Hockenson, cornerback Amani Oruwariye and punter Arryn Siposs from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
The Pac-12 players of the ''WeAreUnited'' movement said they were ''disappointed and deeply concerned'' after a recent meeting with the conference's commissioner. The players sent an email to Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott late Friday accusing him of not taking the issues they have raised seriously enough. The group is pushing the conference to address their concerns about COVID-19 protocols, racial injustice in college sports and economic rights for college athletes.