Thirty UCLA football players have drafted a document outlining their demands to the school to ensure the safety of student-athletes amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Bruins football players do not trust head coach Chip Kelly to act in the best interest of their health and are demanding a "third-party health official" oversee football activities to confirm COVID-19 protocols are being followed properly, according to the document, which was viewed by J. Brady McCollough of the Los Angeles Times.
But UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson tweeted Friday that players never said they don't trust Kelly, and he reiterated that their demands are related to the safety of the football program "as a whole."
In addition to the presence of a third-party health official, the players want the protection of anonymity for student-athletes and staff to report health violations. They also want to be able to decide whether to return to school without fear of possible consequences such as lost scholarships.