dailycaller.com/2020/08/03/report-washington-state-players-released-kassidy-woods/ I think that the coach came up with a best solution to football players wanting to sit out AND also the football players threatening a strike. The students keep their scholarships. They are released from the team - meaning that they can not practice with the team or hang out in the locker room. Without having any facts, I think that the players who already opted out are the guys who take time to make decisions. Conversely, the ones making demands and threatening a strike don't make good decisions. It debatable how many of the second group will be around next year trying to make the team roster.