The Grambling State football program made a statement last week, when they decided to not show up for their bus departure to a Saturday game against Jackson State. Grambling State ended up forfeiting the game, and now they will have to face the consequences.
According to reports, Jackson State is preparing to sue Grambling State for skipping out on the game and costing the university some money.
Eric Stringfellow, the executive director of Jackson State’s communications, issued a statement about the plans to sue Grambling State.
“The university intends to use litigation to be made whole for our direct and indirect financial losses. Grambling’s issues are well documented and long standing. Those issues, however, are not JSU’s issues nor are these JSU’s responsibility. Grambling repeatedly assured us its team would travel to Jackson. Late Friday afternoon they informed us their student athletes would not travel to Jackson for our scheduled game. We have dealt in good faith with Grambling and the Southwestern Athletic Conference. The actions of both have hurt JSU.”
Personally, I was a fan of what the Grambling State team did last weekend.
They felt that there was something wrong, so they came together as a team and did what they thought was right. They remembered that we can’t have football without the student-athletes, so it is nice to see them finally send that message to the administrators.