Nick Saban’s daughter tweets, deletes, apologizes for criticism of Ohio State COVID-19 issues
Corrections and clarifications: In an earlier version of this story, the status of Justin Fields in the Heisman Trophy race was misstated. He was not among the finalists.
The possibility that Monday's national championship game between Ohio State and Alabama could be postponed due to COVID-19 issues with the Buckeyes isn't sitting well with some Crimson Tide fans.
Among them, the daughter of Alabama head coach Nick Saban.
Kristen Saban Setas wrote in a since-deleted Twitter post directed at Ohio State on Tuesday: "If you're not confident to play then SAY IT. I call BS on the COVID cases. They're just worried about their QB and want him to have more time to heal. If he's hurt put in your backup. You didn't see us postpone the rest of the season to wait for (wide receiver Jaylen) Waddle. BYE."
After initially deactivating her Twitter account as well as the tweet, Setas returned later in the evening to post an apology.
"In a moment of frustration, I let my anger get the best of me and acted before thinking. I sincerely regret my choice of reckless words. In no way did I intend to undermine the seriousness of the global pandemic and my heart goes out to those it has affected."
I’m so sorry. pic.twitter.com/omONtfSqOo
Ohio State has been dealing with coronavirus issues since November and, according to multiple reports, could be without an entire position group if the game is played on Monday.
In addition, quarterback Justin Fields was injured in the national semifinal game against Clemson and could be less than 100% for the championship game, but he is expected to play.
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The College Football Playoff committee announced last week the title game in Miami Gardens, Florida, could be moved a week later to Jan. 18 if it can't be played as scheduled.
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