Lawsuit documents detail the Big Tens vote to postpone the fall football season – The Athletic

Big Ten presidents and chancellors voted 11-3 to postpone the fall college football season due to health and safety concerns tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a brief and two sworn affidavits filed by the league on Monday.

Per a league source, the three dissenting votes were Nebraska, Iowa and Ohio State.

The details in the documents indicate that the conference now intends to provide some transparency to the players and the parents who have repeatedly called for it regarding the league’s decision-making process on the way to postponement, even while the Big Ten is seeking the dismissal of the relevant lawsuit filed last week by eight Nebraska football players. The league called the suit “a baseless complaint” in its filing on Monday.

“The Big Ten asks that the motion be denied,” the league said in a statement. “The Big Ten Conference continues to share the disappointment that student-athletes and families…

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