CSU Athlete Group: Fire AD, Top Athletics Officials

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Five former and current Colorado State University student-athletes have requested the removal of athletic director Joe Parker and other top athletic administrators after a virtual meeting Friday with university president Joyce McConnell.

As reported by the Coloradoan, the growing tension between the CSU student-athletes and the athletic and university administrations focuses on what the athletes assert is systemic mishandling of COVID-19 protocols, allegations of racial insensitivity and abuse, and recent cases of sexual misconduct.

The athlete group said during Friday's meeting that they initiated with McConnell — and in related interviews â€” that they have exhausted all efforts working with the current administration. The athletes said the time for "training'' athletic administrators who they claim have violated policies and lost the trust of student-athletes is over, and the time for their terminations is here, according to the Coloradoan, which obtained a recording of the meeting.

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