Grambling players will return to practice today, play Saturday



The strike organized by the Grambling State football team will come to an end today as the players have announced that they will return to the practice field and will play on Saturday against Texas Southern, according to George Schroeder of USA TODAY:


After a host of issues that sparked the situation in the first place, which included the firing of head coach Doug Williams back in September, displeasure with the football facilities, travel accommodations and meals, the players did not show up on the practice field last week. That trend went so far that the team did not show up last Friday for their trip to play Jackson State. The buses showed up at the school to pick them up, but the players never arrived.

Grambling ended up forfeiting the game, and Jackson State wound up just having an intra-squad scrimmage and band show for the fans that had bought tickets thinking they would see a football game.

There are certainly a lot of people associated with the historic football program that have to be ecstatic that this brief nightmare is over.

The players want everyone to know, though, that they did not quit on their university, rather they were just standing up for what they thought was right:

They even had some words of encouragement from their former coach:

Topics: College Football, Grambling

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