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Protestors Decry Connecticut Decision To Cancel Football Season

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The same day high school administrators in Naugatuck closed the school indefinitely after a student tested positive for COVID-19, high school football players rallied at the state capitol in Connecticut.

The protesters and some lawmakers are questioning the state’s athletic conference’s decision to cancel the full season.

House speaker Joe Aresimowicz and seven other House Democrats wrote an open letter to Governor Ned Lamont this week. They asked him to keep a conversation open between the state’s athletic conference and the Department of Public Health.

Lamont said this week he’s open to alternatives.

“I thought very early on that swapping baseball and football made sense. That is an idea that never happened. But I’d still like to see a football season a little bit later,” Lamont said.

Another open letter from House Republicans said the decision to suspend football was not the right one — and said the season could still happen this fall if all parties work together.