UCLA Players Demanding 'Third-Party Health Official' Because They Don't Trust Chip Kelly
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UCLA football players do not trust their coach Chip Kelly and want a “third-party health official” to be on hand for all football activities to see that protocols are met. Per Los Angeles Times...
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"After a virtual team meeting Thursday night, 30 UCLA football players united in support behind a document they believe will protect them in their upcoming return to campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The document, reviewed by the Los Angeles Times late Thursday, asserts that players do not trust coach Chip Kelly’s program to act in their best interest, particularly in regard to their health, a realm where it says UCLA has “perpetually failed us,” citing “neglected and mismanaged injury cases.” The document does not provide examples.

The players demanded that a “third-party health official” be on hand for all football activities to see that protocols for COVID-19 prevention are being followed; that anonymous whistleblower protections are provided for athletes and staff to report violations; and that each player can make a decision about whether to come back to Westwood without fear of losing his scholarship or other retaliation."
Filed Under: NCAA Football
Originally published on TigerDroppings.com

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39 Comments
UCLA players already taking a knee, just about something else.
Reply2 months
Looks like someone's recruited players that are going to have trouble winning regardless of COVID19.
Reply2 months
Not unreasonable. Take a little bit away from every scholarship to pay for the third-party health professional. If players want to stay away for fear of the disease, that's their choice. They will just be behind the rest of the team in getting ready for the season and shouldn't expect to start if they aren't ready. UCLA isn't going to win the PAC12, they were never going to. They should be better since they have more upperclassmen now, but if the demand is reasonable (they feel the coaching staff doesn't have their best interests in mind with regard to Covid protocol, so they would like to have a independent person there to monitor) then go for it. The reality is it's an extra cost and if they feel that strongly about it, then they should have no problem helping to cover that cost with some of the scholarship money they were going to get.
Reply2 months
there is zero chance of winning anything substantial with players like that
Reply2 months
"The document does not provide examples." Why should they provide examples backing their complaint when undocumented whining is winning the day in nearly every national debate? Examples are simply needless details.
Reply2 months
Sounds like these boys have been watching too much CNN and msnbc lately. And by "too much" I mean once, ever.
Reply2 months
Should all be cut and sent home. Once Departments have the balls to push back this nonsense will end.
Reply2 months
I thought UCLA stopped playing football after Aikman left? File this in the who gives a shite folder.
Reply2 months
Cade McNown, brah
2 months
Transfer portal is ready when they are. Insert [Kobesoft.gif]
Reply2 months
Weird they would sign up to play for a guy they think is a piece of shite.
Reply2 months
Are all the west coast guys pussies?
Reply2 months
Yep
2 months
I’d resign ASAP
Reply2 months
I heard Dr Fauci is available.
Reply2 months
Chip needs to leave the west coast and come to the SEC. Slide him in at South Carolina after Will is sacked this season and let's watch the conference get even crazier.
Reply2 months
He won’t out recruit anyone coaching for SC especially having Clemson there
2 months
Players are soft, but they are probably right. Chip Kelly cares about no one but himself, and re-establishing his brand to what it once was.
Reply2 months
This probably has nothing to do with COVID and a lot more with buyer's remorse to find out that 30 year old "Classic" they Mecum Auction purchased over a new car has a lot more maintenance issues.
2 months
Did Chip not think continuing to work at a progressive school wouldn’t haunt him? He gone
Reply2 months
By tomorrow equity will demand that he is fired, his assets seized and Chip sent to AOC’s white privilege re-education camp.
2 months
Remember when athletes were tough? They'd play with broken bones and high fevers. These candyass players will sit out because they have the sniffles or their feelings get hurt.
Reply2 months
Remember when some douche bag online acts tough ? They hide behind their computer and pretend to know everything. Ahhh, those were the days
2 months
@at Tampa that is epic coming from the biggest shite stirrer here. Epic! Lol
2 months
Sorry to hurt your fragile feelings Cane. Didn't realize Louisiana had snowflakes year round. Thanks for two @'s and laughing at a nonjoke. You keep your head up. It will get better
2 months
I can see these snowflakes walking off the field in 3rd and10 because getting a first down is just too hard.
Reply2 months
Hahaha, I can see you have never played a sport. Must be hard to go through life with such envy. Sucks for you to pay money to watch them play.
2 months
Lol somelsudouche, that's cute. I am not attempting to act like I know anything. But good try. I hope you get all the upvotes you crave. I know how much it means to you tough guy wanna be's on here. Craving the acceptance from others. I will give you your first upvote.
2 months
@tampa no one likes you. Why don’t you join the Gator board! Can I still call it the gator board! Sorry, go join the University of Florida football board.
2 months
TFH
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I love how that third party shite is thrown around. I get accused of working for some company people are mad at? “I’m a third-party contractor!”
Reply2 months
Chip still having Aubrey Huff in as special guest? Is the Aunt Jemima sponsored team breakfast still on?
Reply2 months
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