Big Ten University President Says Football Return Has ‘Nothing To Do’ With Trump | MSNBC

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As the Big Ten Conference announced it will play football this fall, President Trump took to Twitter to praise the decision and take credit for making it happen. However, a Big Ten university president told NBC News that the president had “nothing to do” with the decision and that “no one wanted this to be political.” Aired on 9/16/2020.
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Big Ten University President Says Football Return Has 'Nothing To Do' With Trump | MSNBC

48 Comments on "Big Ten University President Says Football Return Has ‘Nothing To Do’ With Trump | MSNBC"

  1. This will most likely fail.

  2. Yes lets have more super virus spreaders.

  3. Of course not ,it has to do with money. They can always get new players. This is America after all.


    • Idiots, narcissists, racists & pathological liars there’s a reason Trump is our representative. He didn’t make these things things these things made him.

    • SoulHarvester Gaming | September 16, 2020 at 5:28 PM | Reply

      I live in a big ten state, Ohio, and for most of our state it isnt safe for our kids to go to school but we find it essential to start football back because our campus resturants and bars, super spreder locations btw, are struggling… what since does that make

  4. I hope the players update their wills.

  5. Insanity.

  6. Toxic Trump on April 13/20 to Bob Woodford: “This thing is a killer if it get you, If you’re the wrong person you don’t have a chance”…”so this rips you apart, it is the plague”. Yet, he’s still telling Americans it’s no worse than the flu and that it is going away.

  7. So societies values reflect the fact that sports is more precious than life – got it.

    • @David Hale my God, you do love twisting, or reading, or twisting, what I post to make it a controversy dont you. Sad that. And by the way I’m not a Democratic. And although my grandparents were Americans as were my great, and great great grandparents, I am not. I’m a Canadian, with many American relatives.

    • Ben Younger you flip flop. So it’s not hard to misunderstand you. But whatever.
      I never said you were a democrat. But looks like your guilt got the best of you and thought that.

    • Don’t be scared.

    • @David Hale yep, I flip flop….got it. Nothing to do with your misconceptions of what I state or your reading into it what you want to for some unfathomable reason. I had a few , thankfully, students like you back in my teaching days.

    • Ben Younger yep flip flop worse then Biden.

  8. A single wedding has been linked to 176 COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths. So let’s pack ’em in at the football stadiums ….

    • The thing about the Maine wedding super spreader is that none of the 65 attendees have died, just seven innocent Americans. I would charge all 65 attendees with murder. That should encourage COVID compliant behavior. The decision to commit murder should not be a protected personal preference.

    • The stupidity is just exhausting at this point, isn’t it?

    • Yes let’s aren’t we smart😡😡😡😡😡😡

  9. Even though the University presidents said this was their own decision and had nothing to do with Trump, he will scream it from the rafters that he made this happen. Just like his “Michigan Man of the Year” and “Bay of Pigs” non-existent awards. The man cannot stop lying about absolutely everything.

  10. Ha! If 1 player tests positive the entire team will have to quarantine for the viruses incubation period of 10 days to 2 weeks.

  11. Funny, but about a month ago, folks in the midwest were making fun of folks in the Big XII, SEC, and ACC for moving forward with their football season.
    But with Big Ten players threatening to enter the player portal to transfer out, all of a sudden, a fall season is possible. Bottom line, it is ALL about $$$$.
    What a bunch of hypocrites!

  12. Trump: Testing is the problem. BigTen: Instant testing is the solution.

  13. Trump: “Let’s all pretend that the virus has gone away so I can be reelected & start the season before Nov.3”

  14. Melissa Sullivan | September 16, 2020 at 3:15 PM | Reply

    I could magically have a baby tomorrow and trump would claim credit for it. 🙄

  15. Trump: “a good job”
    The 10 universities: “no, It’s not”…
    Typical babies .

  16. It has everything to do with the money.

  17. Big Ten football that makes the billions while the athletes get no money but they can get covid-19

  18. If I was a parent in a college or any school that puts my child in danger I would at minimum rip my funding

  19. Mr. painful Truth | September 16, 2020 at 4:15 PM | Reply

    Trump bashed the NFL…AFTER begging them to return. What a dummy

  20. I hope that isn’t the worst decision they will make. 🤷‍♀️😢

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