Report: Grambling State players protest game against Jackson State

According to The Gramblinite, Grambling State football players have chosen not to travel to Jackson State University for Saturday’s game.

Earlier in the week, players walked out of a Tuesday meeting and then chose not to show up for Wednesday practice.

A source close to the Shreveport Times reported that players are unsatisfied with the way the program has treated them, thus leading to their protest.

The source said players aren’t happy with the way they are treated, and frustrations boiled over Tuesday during a meeting with president Frank Pogue, athletic director Aaron James, interim coach George Ragsdale and student government president Jordan Harvey held in the stadium support facility building outside of Eddie G. Robinson Stadium.

Two administrative members will make the trip to Jackson, and the band could be joining them.


*UPDATE* 7:00 Friday, Oct. 18

Jackson State has announced that Saturday’s Homecoming game is canceled.

Jackson State spokesman Wesley Peterson told The Associated Press on Friday that Grambling officials contacted JSU and informed the school of the decision.