Alabama Newscenter — SEC Commissioner Warns of Possible COVID Forfeits This Football Season

| July 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am

By Kevin Scarbinsky

Greg Sankey didn’t pull any punches. The Southeastern Conference commissioner, who helped steer college football through the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic a year ago, sent a message Monday that should resonate from Columbia, South Carolina, to Columbia, Missouri, and beyond.

“We have learned how to manage through a COVID environment, but we do not yet have control of the COVID environment,” Sankey said, “and that finds us preparing to return towards normal this fall, but we see realities around us.”

As Sankey explained during his opening address at SEC Media Days 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, one reality that could hit SEC football teams in the face this fall: forfeits.

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