Addazio Has His Own Past Issues
Addazio has a checkered past when it comes to player relations. When Boston College let go of Addazio, there were many former Boston College football players were beyond excited when he was let go.
One of the most notorious stories about Addazio and former player Josh Keyes was essentially banned from going to games, and tried to get him cut from the Atlanta Falcons.
Then there is this quote from the ESPN piece were a current Colorado State staffer who works close to Addazio is not impressed by him.
“He’s not a welcoming guy,” said a source who works closely with Addazio. “If a player voiced a concern, he wouldn’t be listened to, he wouldn’t be considered. The poor players are in a powerless position. Nobody is putting the interest of the players first. This is completely reckless.”
So, there is a track record of Addazio not being in the best interest of the players he coaches.
This all leads to Colorado State president Joyce McConnell starting an investigation into the allegations brought forward regarding COVID-19 protocols.
I tell you all now that nothing is more important to me or to CSU than the health and well-being of our students. Nothing. They are our purpose and our responsibility, each and every one of them, whatever sport they play or major they declare.
Effective immediately, I have launched an investigation into the concerns raised in the article. This investigation will come out of my office. It will move quickly, and I will transparently share the outcome with all of you.
In addition to the letter, McConnell told ESPN:
“I assure you, if anyone has [violated our standards], we will investigate and we will find out.”
Athletics director Joe Parker is in agreement with this investigation to get to the bottom if there was any wrongdoing by anyone within the athletic programs regarding COVID-19 protocol.
Next will be the investigation to get to the bottom of what happened or didn’t happen within the athletic programs.