|Grambling State’s bus to Jackson State remains empty as players do not show up to travel. (Sean Isabella photo)|
In a shocking turn of events, it looks like Grambling State football players are standing their ground and not reporting to a team bus scheduled to travel to Saturday’s road game. A source tells HBCU Gameday the players have decided not to travel for Jackson State game scheduled for tomorrow. The bus was originally scheduled to depart for Jackson, MS at 2:30 pm CST, but no football playerts showed up to board. The buses rolled out of the parking lot just before 4 pm.
The players were supposed to report for a team walk-through at 12:30 pm CST, but did not, according to fan site Go Grambling’s twitter account.
Junior tight end Johnny Hedgmond has taken to twitter to speak for he and his teammates.
Don’t never doubt our will to go out and play because it’s killing us not to be out there but it’s bigger than us. Gotta stand for something
— Junior #⃣8⃣5⃣ (@Playmaker_85) October 18, 2013
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Interestingly, one of the player who isn’t talking is Doug Williams, Jr. Williams is the son of ex-football coach Doug Williams, Sr. who played and coached at Grambling before being fired last month. Williams reportedly wants to play, but is standing in solidarity with his teammates.
Check HBCU Gameday for more updates.