Nick Saban’s daughter accused Ohio State of ‘bs’ COVID cases because they’re not confident to play Alabama in a since-deleted tweet.
Ohio State is dealing with some COVID issues that could affect the player availability for the Jan. 11 National Championship Game vs. Alabama. For now, the game remains on schedule to be played but could be postponed one week to Jan. 18 should the need arise.
After the news broke of the COVID issues affecting Ohio State and the potential for the game to be moved back one week, the daughter of Alabama football coach Nick Saban, Kristen, tweeted a conspiracy theory that is drawing a lot of heat.
Nick Saban’s daughter accuses Ohio State of making up COVID cases
She tweeted, “If you’re not confident to play then SAY IT. I call BS on the COVID cases. They’re just worried about their QB and want him to have more time to heal. If he’s hurt put in your backup. You didn’t see us postpone the rest of our season to wait for Waddle. BYE.”
The tweet was deleted but screenshots live forever.
This is, of course, ridiculous to throw that kind of accusation around and I’m guessing she deleted it once the heat of the moment passed and cooler heads prevailed. Or she deleted it after her dad caught wind. Either way, it’s absurd to throw that out there when COVID is spreading around the nation and the globe as people are dying at record clips all over the world. Saban even tested positive for COVID earlier this year.
People are dying and making up phony COVID cases to give Justin Fields an extra week to heal from the rib injury he suffered in the Sugar Bowl win vs. Clemson, where he threw six touchdowns. Ohio State head coach Ryan Day already said Fields is good enough to play. They’re not afraid of Alabama and definitely aren’t using a global pandemic to give them seven extra days to prepare for Alabama.
If anything, the extra week, should the game be postponed, will benefit Alabama because they’ll be that much closer to getting injured receiver, Jaylen Waddle, who was cleared to return to practice this week after being out with an ankle injury since Oct. 24.
Hopefully, the game will be played as scheduled, but there’s a reason the College Football Playoff instituted these makeup dates before the playoffs. In case you missed it, there have been scores of football games canceled this year because of COVID.
So take off the tinfoil hats, put the conspiracy theories to bed and let’s get ready for what should be a great football game to end the 2020 college football season on Jan. 11. And if we have to wait one more week, let’s dance on Jan. 18.