Grambling Players on Strike?

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by The Hammer, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. The Hammer

    The Hammer Straight Ridah

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    Well, not exactly. They did get together and refuse to travel to a road game at Jackson State. Before you automatically hammer the players take a look:


    http://espn.go.com/college-football...-players-send-letter-complaint-administration

    It is a sad situation for a program that for many has been the face of HBC football. Among the complaints:
    • Having to pay for Gatorade themselves during camp led players to line up to drink water from hoses under the stadium
    • A decrepit locker room. Mold and mildew everywhere from leaking pipes.
    • Poor sanitary conditions leading to Staph infections (A horrible and potentially fatal infection)
    • A chaotic coaching situation after their HC was fired in September

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    ^Mold on shoulder pads
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  2. Fry

    Fry Hatin' is what I do.

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    Can't blame them. Staph infections are no laughing matter.

    How hard is it to hit the pads with some Lysol?
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  3. The Hammer

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    No kidding eh. Or a little bleach and water around the locker room.
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  4. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow CEO of PPO

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    these guys are going to be able to transfer somewhere else and Grambling is going to be in even deeper financial trouble after this.
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  5. Dman

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    terrible situation for these players. No wonder they lost big to alcorn st. after they have been on the bus for like 12 hours damn! I really do feel bad for these players.
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  6. The Hammer

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    It is very sad it had to come to this.
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  7. Dman

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    if I had to sit on the bus that long I would protest too. The sad part here is the bus isn't the worst problem. Doug Williams did everything he could to help these kids and they fired him. The school admin has to take the blame here.
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  8. titantrusince82

    titantrusince82 I'm down with the Titans for better or worse

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    Wanna hear something bugged out, George Ragsdale lived down the street from me when I was in middle and high school. Cool dude back in the day. He played for Tampa Buccaneers in the 70s and 80s. Fd up situation down there at Grambling.
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  9. RollTide

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    To be honest Grambling should not have a football team any longer and not to get into taboo territory but there should no longer be any such thing as a "black college".

    If the program can't support itself and they can't field a competitive team then it's time to move on.

    I do agree the cost to clean and disinfect is not that much. If the program can't provide hydration for players then it's time to close down.
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  10. Dman

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    I can't believe that players pay for the own hydration, that is the last straw! These players are taking the correct action and doing what is right. If the school takes back their scholarships, I hope other schools come in and give them a chance to play after what they have been through with Grambling state mess
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