|Grambling State administrators address the media. (Sean Isabella photo)|
Last night, we reported that the firing of interim coach George Ragsdale appeared to have signaled the end of the Grambling State football revolt. Less than 24 hours later, we’re not so sure.
A source has informed HBCU Gameday that as of late Friday morning, member of the coaching staff weren’t sure how many, if any, players would report to travel via bus to Jackson State this afternoon.
James on Saturday’s game: “We plan on going to Jackson this afternoon. I couldn’t tell you how many players will show up at this time.”
— Sean Isabella (@ST_IsabellaTNS) October 18, 2013
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js “He told me he hasn’t packed his bags.”
According to the source, Ragsdale’s firing alone hasn’t convinced them that things will be better. The players are still upset about the conditions of their facilities, which are allegdly contaminated with mold and mildew. Some players are believed to have staph infections.
“They feel like they are being used.”
Meanwhile, administrators spoke with the media late Friday morning. Athletic director Aaron James said that Grambling will still travel to Jackson, MS.
“We plan on going to Jackson State this afternoon,” he said. “I couldn’t tell you how many players will show up at this time.”
The bus for Jackson State is set to leave at 2:30 PM, CST.