There is another stream of public opt-outs among the children from College, but more than two dozen NFL players have said in recent days they will not play this season as teams report to training camps.
Farley, whose mother died in January of 2018, said he “can’t afford to lose another parent or loved one.” and, despite his competitive desire to play, ”I can’t ignore what is happening in my heart, and I have to make a decision that brings me the most peace.”
Hokies coach Justin Fuente was not immediately available to comment on the decision.
Last week, Illinois announced senior running Nasad Von RA Bonner had planned to sit out the season for personal reasons. Bonner told the Chicago tribune that he saw a test with comrades positive for the virus during team workouts this summer has forced him to rethink the situation.
“I feel that we are at risk with the amount of guys we have,” Bonner said stands. “In football you have to touch someone else. You can distribute that to family members. That’s not what I want. I don’t want to see my family, my sister, my friend”.
The conference in the process of redoing schedules to try to mitigate the possible disruptions caused by COVID-19. The Atlantic coast conference, where Virginia Tech plays, announced within hours Farley embed his videos that he was going 10-game conference schedule and eliminating all but one nonconference game. There was also a delay in the start of the season in a week and pushing the championship game of the League at least one week if not two.
Most power five conference schools say that players will not have their scholarships taken away if they decided not to play this season.
For Farley, though, this is likely his last year. He said to start preparing for the NFL draft.
“So, Thank You Virginia. My coaches, teammates and everyone who supported me in the past,” said Farley. “I wish you all the best. Stay safe, and God bless”.
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