The Grambling State football team skipped two practices this week in a protest and today they failed to show up as the team buses were set to depart for Saturday’s game against Jackson State, according to Sean Isabella of The News-Star.
The team’s decision to boycott puts tomorrow’s game in serious jeopardy.
A university spokesperson said that the team would “play the players that want to play.” However, it appears that no one is willing to suit up for Grambling State and they may very well forfeit this weekend’s game.
The team continues to be unhappy with the firing of former head coach Doug Williams, who was a star quarterback during his time at the school, after just two games.
Many feel that Williams was mistreated from the school and that has led to some sour feelings.
It’s an unfortunate situation that is going on, but in one respect you have to appreciate the players sticking together as a cohesive unit and doing what they feel is right.