Close-up photo showing football players lined up to hike the ball

Law’s Cassandra Robertson takes a closer look at the Big Ten’s decision to cancel the 2020 athletic season

Should the Big Ten have let the 2020 fall football season happen? Examining the ethics behind the decision Cassandra Robertson, the John Deaver Drinko-BakerHostetler Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for Professional Ethics, said it made sense for the college presidents to cancel athletic programs—even if the players wanted to play—during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even if you can keep the players safe, they must consider that the virus can be a problem once students come back to campus, she said.