Michigan DE Aidan Hutchinson Is Furious With Big Ten, Kevin Warren

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Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson needed to vent and he let it all out during an interview with ESPN’s Marty Smith where the junior let the supposed adults in the room have it over how the Big Ten fall season was canceled.

“I would say my emotions are just frustration. I’m just infuriated,” Hutchinson told Marty Smith. “They made this decision without talking to us. The commissioner, our president — there were no words exchanged asking our thoughts on whether we wanna play. Because, at the end of the day, we’re the ones playing the game and they didn’t ask us for our opinion and it’s super frustrating to find out one day that our president voted for us not to have a season when I’ve never seen that guy in my three years here at Michigan. So, you know, it was definitely frustrating and felt kinda helpless because there’s nothing I can do and us players don’t have a voice.”

Hutchinson isn’t just some dumb reckless college kid who has blinders on. The 2019 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar started all 13 games a year ago, had 4.5 sacks and has played in all 26 games over his two-year career and is likely headed towards becoming a Michigan captain just like his father, Chris, who is an emergency doctor.

“I support Aidan, not only as his father but as an ER doc who has lived through some of the worst Covid in the country,” Chris wrote on Twitter August 10. “I support them playing as the protocols at the University of Michigan have proven to work. I feel my son is in the safest program and conference in the country.”

The only saving grace for Aidan Hutchinson is the new NCAA rule that athletes will not be charged with a year of eligibility no matter how much they play in 2020. It appears he’ll get a junior season, but it’ll likely have to wait until 2021. Winter football isn’t happening.

Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren issued a letter to the Big Ten community on Wednesday saying he should’ve been more forthcoming, but he adds that there will be no re-do vote on fall sports. The letter has since been shredded by Big Ten fans and former players like Ohio State’s Bobby Carpenter.

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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