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Player unity group criticizes Pac-12’s handling of postponement decision

ESPN: In the wake of the Pac-12’s decision to put all sports on hold for at least the rest of 2020, the Pac-12 #WeAreUnited unity group released a statement in which it renewed calls for the formation of a players’ association for college athletes, was critical of the conference’s handling of Tuesday’s decision to postpone and outlined requests for athletes whose sports have been paused.

“It is obvious that the Pac-12 was woefully unprepared to protect college athlete safety in response to COVID-19 and could not address the basic and essential safety demands made by #WeAreUnited,” the group said in the statement, which was critical of the conference’s lack of transparency in making Tuesday’s decision. “The Pac-12’s failures have made it clear that the time for change is now. The system is broken. College athletes deserve and need a real voice in the form of a players association.”

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