Returning SMU Athletes Must Sign Liability Waiver

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Southern Methodist University’s athletic department is reportedly requiring all student-athletes to sign a liability waiver, which prevents the students from holding the school liable for anything related to COVID-19, before returning to campus for voluntary workouts, according to Forbes.

This waiver appears to differ from one being used at Ohio State in that it not only explicitly prevents SMU student-athletes from participating in workouts if they don't sign, but waives all rights to litigation once they do. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith has stated that the Buckeye Pledge is more of an educational tool.

Related: Ohio State Had Football Players Sign Virus Risk Waiver

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