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Grambling State's bus to Jackson State remains empty as players do not show up to travel. (Sean Isabella photo)
In a shocking turn of events, it looks like Grambling State football players are standing their ground and not reporting to a team bus scheduled to travel to Saturday's road game. A source tells HBCU Gameday the players have decided not to travel for Jackson State game scheduled for tomorrow. The bus was scheduled to depart for Jackson, MS at 2:30 pm CST, but as of 2:37, not one has arrived on the designated vehicles.
We do have a band sighting though. Maybe they'll play at halftime and put some pads on against Jackson State pic.twitter.com/AGTgiZ89ua
— Sean Isabella (@ST_IsabellaTNS) October 18, 2013
The players were supposed to report for a team walk-through at 12:30 pm CST, but did not, according to the twitter account of Go Grambling. Junior tight end Johnny Hedgmond has taken to twitter to speak for he and his teammates.
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JACKSON, Miss. — Grambling canceled its football game against Jackson State after Grambling’s disgruntled players refused to travel to Jackson for the game Saturday.
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Grambling's proud football program descended into further chaos Friday when the school canceled Saturday's game against Jackson State after disgruntled players refused to travel to Jackson.
Jackson State officials announced the cancellation Friday night. Athletic department spokesman Wesley Peterson told The Associated Press that Grambling officials contacted Jackson State...
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This weekend’s game between Grambling and Jackson State of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) has been canceled. Apparently the Grambling Football players have decided not to suit up and take the field. This is the latest act of protest from the team who reportedly were not happy with the move to let Coach Doug Williams being fired only 2 weeks into the season.
It appears the mutiny/boycott by players on the Grambling University Football team isn't over.
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