Kevin Warren and Justin Fields, once divided in the Big Ten during the pandemic, are now united with the Bears

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Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Kevin Warren never really saw Justin Fields as an adversary. He viewed him as a leader. In the summer of 2020, with major decisions to be made about Big Ten athletics in the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic, Warren understood where Fields was coming from with his public push to play. Warren admired Fields’ purpose even when the two didn’t agree on the proper direction. As the conference commissioner, Warren had the responsibility of steering Big Ten athletics safely through uncertain times with the health and well-being of student-athletes his top concern. Fields, then a rising junior …

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