"If they decide not to play, they will lose hundreds of million of dollars and many athletic departments will not exist and if they foolishly go ahead without having the facts and without having any sort of protocol in place, which right now I'm afraid they don't have, they could blow up this sport forever.

"It is a Sophie's choice ... and the political conversation on either side is not going to make any difference. ... While everything else is going on, the NFL, the MLB and the NBA, the most difficult decision lies in the hands of people who run college football."