Grambling State players refuse to play

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  1. Ranger Tom

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    This is crazy. I've never heard of a program that was so far down in the dumps.

    UPDATE: Read the story, get the details. This isn't some petty little temper tantrum, people.
     
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    Haven't they been refusing to play all year?
     
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    Seems like they need to find out who wants to keep their scholarships and who doesn't. Time to start a new program with guys who want to be at Grambling. These young men need to find out the consequences of their actions. Tomorrow isn't soon enough. IMHO
     
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    Mold/mildew on shoulder pads

    http://espn.go.com/college-football...-players-send-letter-complaint-administration
     
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    Gained some respect for those young men. Many wouldn't have the nerve to even take this step. From what I hear about the conditions their team has to deal with it is beyond ridiculous and I can see the reason behind their stance. Nice to see them taking a stance here.
     
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    What were you saying?
     
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    If grambling can't afford to have a football team they need to disband it and let these young men play somewhere else.
     
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    Man...I have a former student that is a freshman on gramblings team. He always said he didn't care about football and just wanted the free education. He might get his wish.
     
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    They are reportedly heading back to the practice field after reaching out to former head coach Doug Williams: Here's a letter from one of the defensive backs:

    http://college-football.si.com/2013/10/21/grambling-state-players-end-boycott-return-field/
     
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    A good janitorial would have helped with some issues, but not the bus trips. Guess they were not 14 hour trips before the kids decided to go to Grambling? Anyway that is way too long. Hope something can be worked out to improve situation and allow kids to play.
     
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    Unsafe facilities, if leading to recurrent staph infections, seems like a legal matter to me. I wouldn't 'resume playing football' if it meant dealing with something like that. The school better pay attention or they are in for a serious lawsuit
     

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