JACKSON, Miss. — Grambling canceled its football game against Jackson State after Grambling’s disgruntled players refused to travel to Jackson for the game Saturday.
Jackson State officials announced the cancellation Friday night. Athletic department spokesman Wesley Peterson told The Associated Press that Grambling officials contacted Jackson State about 5 p.m. CDT to inform them of the decision.
Grambling spokesman Will Sutton had said earlier in a text to the AP that there would be “no forfeit” and that Grambling officials were trying to determine the next step to take.
Apparently, nothing could be worked out so that the game could be played. Grambling officials have not released a statement on the cancellation.
Southwestern Athletic Conference Commissioner Duer Sharp said according to league rules, Grambling will forfeit and the school will be fined.
“I’ve been in contact with the schools and they informed me the game is going to be canceled,” Sharp said. “It’s just a very disap...