Ohio State Football Parents Respond to Kevin Warren's Claims That Their Letter Was “Manufactured,” Say News is “Disheartening”

By Kevin Harrish on May 28, 2021 at 11:19 am
The Ohio State parents are not happy.

The Ohio State football parents aren't happy with Kevin Warren.

After an offseason of publicly protesting the Big Ten conference and its commissioner, the parents of the Buckeye football players have a new reason to be at odds with Warren.

On Wednesday, Eleven Warriors obtained thousands of documents related to Ohio State and the Big Ten's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of those documents, a text message conversation between Ohio State president Kristina Johnson and athletic director Gene Smith last year revealed that Warren alleged that an open letter from the Ohio State parents was "manufactured."

In an open letter published to social media from, Football Parents Association of Ohio State said it found that claim "disheartening."

"The Ohio State University and Coach Day supported FPAOS in respectfully advocating for a season; and the players of the parents lead, organized, and advocated, respectfully, not only among each other, but also with other parents in the Big Ten," the letter said. "Based on the foregoing, it is disheartening to read reports that our efforts to Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren were met with claims that it was 'manufactured.'"

According to the letter, the parents believe that the new information reinforces a lack of confidence they and other parent organizations have in the Big Ten Conference leadership.

"To Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren, Reflect, Adjust, Communicate, and Do Better," the letter concludes.

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