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Warren Thompson says FSU athletics put ‘my overall well being in jeopardy’

‘Noles wide receiver Warren Thompson speaks out on Twitter in the wake of what he thinks are ineffective Covid controls in Tallahassee.

Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Warren Thompson reacts to making a play during the game between the Boise State Broncos and the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida on Saturday, August 31st, 2019. Photo by Logan Stanford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

For the most part we haven’t heard much from the FBS football players still in training camp for the upcoming season. But one has spoken out on Twitter, and is very critical of the processes put in place by the Florida State Seminoles while trying to play football in a pandemic.

From FSU wide receiver Warren Thompson:

Thompson, recruited out of Tampa talent factory Armwood High School, appeared in only the first five games last season before being injured, amassing six catches for 91 receiving yards in his redshirt freshman campaign.

Thompson’s post will surely generate attention, particularly on the heels of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis inviting all of college football to come to the state to play despite being one of the hot spots for the virus. Support for the governor was also sent by new head coach Mike Norvell yesterday on Twitter.

Norvell had been criticized earlier this summer for his misrepresenting his communication with players about the virus. But his support for a politician likely unpopular with his players might begin to backfire. Others have accused FSU of not releasing testing numbers in fear of having that information get out.

A difficult summer in Tallahassee related to the pandemic just got even more complicated. We’ll see if there’s any repercussions for this downstream, or if other players in the program show support for what he’s saying.