USC football players are appealing to California Gov. Gavin Newsom to ease public health restrictions, which would allow them to play a fall season.
In a letter posted Tuesday on Twitter, the USC players highlight the Pac-12 Conference's pledge to bring daily antigen testing to each campus, which provides quick results and "reduces COVID-19 infectiousness by 100%." The players also refer to the Pac-12's #WeAreUnited movement, which launched in the summer and focused on health and safety standards but never opposed the chance to play a fall season. The Pac-12 on Aug. 11 postponed its fall sports season, including football, because of concerns around the coronavirus pandemic.