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An attorney has emerged in favor of college football for the SEC and ACC

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In the commotion that is to play or not play college football in the fall, law enforcement has now made its way into the conversation.

Jason Setchen, an attorney and advocate for professional and NCAA student-athletes, has emerged in favor of college football for players in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) this fall.

He has been pushing the agenda of players such as Trevor Lawrence (Clemson), Kylin Hill (Mississippi State), multiple athletes from the University of Alabama and players at other schools.

Setchen not only represents players for both conferences, but he also attached letters to the Board of Governors of the NCAA, Mark Emmert (NCAA President), Greg Sankey (SEC Commissioner) and John Swofford (ACC Commissioner) concerning the demands of the players.

While they understand it will be little to no fans cheering for them in stadiums, student-athletes are requiring two things: a COVID-19 waiver and the transfer rule in place.

With the unprecedented time we are in, players do not want the 2020-21 football season counting against their eligibility. In a situation where they miss a few games or if the season is postponed in the middle of the year, athletes want to keep that year of eligibility.

The other thing players want is the immediate implementation of a “One-Time Transfer Waiver.”

If student-athletes are granted the opportunity to transfer one time before graduation without penalty, it would allow them to not only play but also feel safe on campus.

For a lot of parents, they do not feel comfortable about schools sending their children home.

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Also, a player would need the opportunity to transfer if its school or conference decides to cancel the season.

The players started the #WeWantToPlay movement, but seeing a lawyer come to their aid was much needed.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 15 years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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