Published October 16, 2013
Grambling football players have had it up to here with the program.
They walked out in on a meeting with the school's president and athletic director, the Shreveport Times reports. The core issues are the firing of coach Doug Williams last month and the team's use of busses to travel to distant away games.
At 0-7, there is plenty to be upset about for Grambling players, but the meeting with president Frank Pogue, athletic director Aaron James, interim coach George Ragsdale and student government president Jordan Harvey was to address the travel situation.
According to the Times, players walked out when the student body president called them "soft."
"(The administration) knew that emotions were raw," Grambling spokesman Will Sutton told the Times. "No matter what, it was going to be a challenge for the team to feel good after this season and last season."
You could say that again.
"It was basically a munity," a Times source said. "(The team) rode the bus all that way (to Indianapolis), and then come back and are disrespected like that. (The team) is standing together because they don't know is anybody else is standing with them."
Grambling has lost 17 consecutive games to NCAA teams.
"Every week we go against the opposing team, they're fans, our 'fans' and our president," linebacker Steve Orisakwe tweeted.
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