ATHENS — SEC commissioner Greg Sankey pledged the scholarship support of the league’s institutions for players not wanting to participate in fall sports on account of COVID-19.
Sankey’s official statement, as released by the league office:
“SEC universities are committed to full support of its student-athletes, whether or not a student-athlete decides to participate in sports during these uncertain times
“SEC student-athletes have frequently expressed their desire to compete, but it is important for student-athletes and their families to know the financial support committed to them by their institutions will not be at risk because of health concerns presented by the current pandemic.”
The players who decide not to play will have their scholarships honored and will remain in good standing with the team.