Friday, October 18, 2013

Reports: Grambling Football Team Boycotting Saturday Game


It appears the mutiny/boycott by players on the Grambling University Football team isn't over.

Multiple reports say the team has made a decision NOT to travel to their game on Saturday at Jackson State. A 3:30 p.m central time deadline on the team departing Shreveport, Louisiana to travel to Jackson has come and gone and the team is nowhere to be found.

The Shreveport Times reports the buses that were to be used to transport the team to Jackson, Mississippi are sitting empty, in a parking lot at the school, with the school's band standing in wait and practicing while waiting to see if the team arrives.

However, reports from Jackson says Jackson State has not been told the game has been cancelled. The game, which is Jackson State's homecoming, would be a forfeit if Grambling doesn't show and would cost the Tigers a significant amount of money.

More from the Shreveport Times RIGHT HERE

The Jackson Clarion-Ledger chimes in RIGHT HERE

Monroe Times (LA) reporter Sean Isabella took this photo of the bizarre scene:

We won't go too deep on the back story to all of this. The school on Thursday reassigned interim head coach George Ragsdale and promoted Dennis Winston to be the school's 3rd head coach this season.

The players, they still seem to be simmering over accusations the school's administration has withheld meals on road trips, long bus rides and poor conditions in the school's facilities. The protests began in earnest on Tuesday after a players was kicked out of a weight training session after voicing his opinion on how things were going this season.

Here's the reports from Shreveport...
KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather

Jackson State is looking to have the game called a conference win instead of a "no contest..."

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