Saints’ Michael Thomas suggests COVID-19 conspiracy after Michigan cancels Ohio State showdown
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is establishing a growing affinity for conspiracy theories.
The former Ohio State star took to the Internet with another theory after the Buckeyes’ regular season finale with the Michigan Wolverines was canceled due to Michigan’s issues with COVID-19.
STAGED 😂 https://t.co/dQPSKavGMy
— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) December 8, 2020
The Buckeyes stand the most to lose from the contest being canceled.
Ohio State (5-0) will have failed to reach the six-game minimum the Big Ten stipulated prior to the start of the regular season, rendering them ineligible for the conference title game.
Naturally, that could have big ramifications for the College Football Playoff.
The Buckeyes are the No. 4 team in the country, seemingly meriting a spot in the CFP semifinals. However, those four spots are traditionally reserved for conference champions, and Ohio State will not have won the Big Ten if the Buckeyes cannot compete in the title game.
Thomas feels the Wolverines, long considered OSU’s top rivals, and the Big Ten might have it out for the Buckeyes.
This would not be the first time Thomas has propagated a potential conspiracy involving the virus. He made a statement regarding the Tennessee Titans’ COVID outbreak earlier in the year, which coincided with the first presidential debate.
The Saints star wideout’s latest input is extraordinarily speculative, considering the Wolverines also had to cancel last week’s game against the Maryland Terrapins due to virus issues.
However, Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren had rather high-profile disagreements with Ohio State head coach Ryan Day and others regarding the length of the schedule, which might now keep OSU out of the playoff.
In any case, Michael Thomas thinks something fishy is happening.