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"All systems are go" for AAC fall football season, according to commissioner Mike Aresco

Aresco on fall football season amid COVID-19: 'If there had been any issue for us medically, and if there is down the road, we'll shut it down.'

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco spoke with Local 24 Sports' Clayton Collier about the league's plans to continue with a fall football season amid the COVID-19 pandemic

On the topic of this week's sports shutdown following the officer-involved shooting of Jacob Blake, who was shot seven times in the back, Aresco said his conference would supportive of any peaceful demonstration that The American's players feel is appropriate.

"Yes, we would be very supportive. We have been very sensitive to these issues, and we want to be very supportive," Aresco said, citing the formation of the AAC's new Racial Equality Action Group.

"We don't know what's going to happen, we're monitoring it, but if our student-athletes feel they need to do various things to show their support for racial equality and for other causes, then we'll be supportive."