Donald Trump wants his supporters to risk their lives for him, so that he can continue his macabre charade that everything in America is normal. Fling open the store doors and pack the kiddies off to school. Of course, Americans want to go back to normal. The problem is there is no normal, nor will there be perhaps until the end of 2021. But nobody has ever told Trump no and won. Keep in mind, the president as a teen took a smaller neighborhood boy and hung him out the window just to enjoy the kid’s screams.
Next, in Trump’s sick illusion, he wanted to watch football. The shops, bars, and restaurants opened. The little ones were in school, and the bigger ones were partying in college. Then, the football players played ball. This in spite of the nation’s nearly 200,000 dead victims. Experts reported that 84 percent of the dead were directly POTUS’ fault. He has the blood of 168,000 Americans on his hands. And he knew. He still knows.
As a result of the pandemic, the LSU football coach Ed Orgeron announced that nearly all of his team was down with COVID-19, but he did not know the exact number:
‘Not all of our players, but most of our players have caught it. I think that hopefully they won’t catch it again, and hopefully they’re not out for games. Hopefully that once you catch it, you don’t get it again. I’m not a doctor. I think they have that 90-day window, so most of the players that have caught it, we do feel like they’ll be eligible for games.’
According to SEC protocols, any player with the coronavirus did not have to be retested for 90 days. There have not been regular reports on players with the coronavirus out of the SEC. Just 14 days ago, the coach noted that nearly all of the offensive linemen missed practicing due to the testing. Orgeron said:
‘You have to make adjustments.’
The problem has not only affected college teams. The Kansas City Chiefs’ running back Damien Williams opted out of the 2020-2021 season, according to The Atlantic magazine:
‘Seven months ago, Damien Williams was living the football dream. In February, the Kansas City Chiefs running back tallied 133 yards in the Super Bowl, more than any other player, as the team overcame a 10-point deficit to win its first championship in 50 years.
‘Williams had spent the early portion of his career languishing on the Miami Dolphins, putting up less yardage over entire seasons than some players did in single outings, before finding a role in Kansas City that suited his multifaceted rushing and receiving skill set. As the Chiefs hoisted the Lombardi trophy, many analysts suggested that Williams should have been named the game’s MVP.’
When the Chiefs started defending their title against Houston, Williams was missing. His mother has stage 4 cancer. The Chief’s player did not want to take a risk with her life:
‘He, along with several dozen other players, has opted to sit out the season—which, unlike the NBA’s, will unfold outside of a self-contained “bubble”—because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.’
Chief’s general manager Brett Veach said they respected his choice. But the player has already been replaced by Clyde Edwards-Helaire, a rookie from national champion Louisiana State University:
‘We certainly understand and respect Damien’s choice, knowing it was made in the best interest of his family.’
LSU reserve defensive lineman Nelson Jenkins opted out of his team. He and Coach have not spoken at least for two weeks. Defensive lineman, Neil Farrell Jr., opted back into the season this week, according to ESPN. In addition, Coach Orgeron said he has been hearing some rumors about defensive tackle Tyler Shelvin. The possible first-round pick in the NFL draft opted out last month. He may return, but that was before most of the team caught the virus.
‘We’d take him back, and we want him back. If he doesn’t come back, then we wish him the best. If not, like any member of our family, we’ll take him back.’
Both wideout Ja’Marr Chase and defensive back Kary Vincent opted out for the season. The first game will be against Mississippi State at LSU on September 26.
ESPN reported that Texas Tech self-reported it had five more cases of COVID-19 on Monday. That took the team’s total of positive numbers to 75. They came back to campus in June.
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