Lawrence tweeted on Sunday: "Let's work together to create a situation where we can play the game that all of us love. Not divide and argue. There is a way forward."
Another longer Lawrence tweet read in part: "People are at just as much, if not more risk, if we don't play. Players will all be sent home to their own communities where social distancing is highly unlikely and medical care and expenses will be placed on the families if they were to contract covid19."
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields echoed Lawrence's sentiments on Sunday. Fields, who like Lawrence would project as one of the top picks in the 2021 NFL draft even if he doesn't play another down of college football, tweeted: "There's been too much work put in! #WeWantToPlay"
On Sunday, Lawrence and Fields, along with several other athletes from Power 5 conferences, tweeted a graphic with conference logos that said that one goal is to "create a college football players association."
In regard to the graphic and the united front, Clemson running back Darien Rencher said in a tweet Sunday night that he and Lawrence "got together with representatives from every Power 5 conference via Zoom Call and this is what we decided upon. Pac 12 movement and #BigTenUnited were in collaboration with us. All together -- a step toward one collective voice."
ESPN reported that the commissioners of the Power 5 conferences held an emergency meeting on Sunday, as there is growing concern among college athletics officials that it won't be possible to play the upcoming football season and other fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic.
On Saturday, Lawrence tweeted: "I don't know about y'all, but we want to play."
Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford posted a hashtag tweet on Saturday that read #IWantToPlay, and Ohio State linebacker Tuf Borland, a team captain, penned a letter to the "college athletics community" on his Twitter feed.
"It has been said that college athletes are being 'exploited' not only in the stated letter but also in the media," Borland wrote. "We recognize that there are risks. But we have all chosen to be here and want the chance to play this fall. We know that there is still a long way to go as plans continue to change everyday. But we have a consistent voice in the discussion."
Parents of current Ohio State players have been circulating a letter on social media that says they trust the safety protocols that the school has put in place and want their student-athletes to play this season.