Big Ten Issues Statement About Kevin Warren Call With President Trump

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1) Earlier today, Outkick founder Clay Travis reported exclusive details on President Donald Trump’s call with Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren about bringing football season back as soon as possible this Fall, and the offered assistance of federal resources to grease the wheels.

2) President Trump tweeted:

3) The Big Ten issued the following statement:

A White House representative reached out to Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren on Monday to facilitate a phone call between President Donald Trump and Commissioner Warren. On Tuesday, Commissioner Warren and the President had a productive conversation.

The Big Ten Conference and its Return to Competition Task Force, on behalf of the Big Ten Council of Presidents & Chancellors (COP/C), are exhausting every resource to help student-athletes get back to playing the sports they love, at the appropriate time, in the safest and healthiest way possible.

4) Bottom Line: The onus is now off Kevin Warren and on the Big Ten presidents and chancellors, a collection taxpayer-paid one-percenters whose 11-3 vote is finally public after weeks of dragging their feet and inconsistent public messages. The Big Ten does not confirm President Trump’s assertion that return to play is on the “one yard line” but they also didn’t dispute that message, which speaks volumes.

5) Stay tuned!

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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  1. I expected the statement to be more like “Earlier today our esteemed commissioner Kevin Warren had a phone conversation with our suspected White Nationalist President who is intent on dividing our country and fostering a culture of hatred and mistrust. Fortunately Commissioner Warren was not harmed during the conversation, and we encourage all of you to continue staying in your homes, wearing your masks, and to please vote Democrat in November”.

  2. I don’t know what is more hilarious.

    Donald Trump getting credit should the Big10 play this fall or “White supremacist” Donald Trump winning re-election largely because he managed to garner 2x-3x of the black vote than the GOP nominee has gotten in decades.

    Both of these scenarios look distinctly possible.

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