Yeah, can't help but think this is going to snowball out of control. If they want to sit out then let them, like the Washington St coach did, tell these kids "no problem, just go ahead and clean your locker out and we'll see you in the spring. You won't be allowed in the building, have fun working out at LA Fitness, away from the doctors and nutritionists available to you 24/7". I swear these kids have no idea how good they have it, they act like playing ball is a chore.
New Washington State fan here. Good on the coaching staff for doing this. Let the kids sit if they don't want to play. Let's see how much safer they are working out at LA Fitness, off-campus and among the general population away from their nutritionists, tutors and doctors that are available to them 24/7.