As college football leaders work to rescue a football season worth billions in revenue from the threat of COVID-19, the players have become emboldened. They are calling out coaches and lawmakers, rallying for social causes and asking for answers about how they are expected to safely play through a pandemic. The latest act in this summer of college athlete empowerment comes from the West Coast, but there are already signs that movement could spread to other parts of the country. A group of Pac-12 players presented a list of demands on issues ranging from healthy and safety to social justice to economic rights. If they are not addressed _ and exactly what that means is unclear _ the players say they are prepared not to practice or play.

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