ESPN: Grambling Responds To Concerns

Source: ESPN

Grambling State football players complained of mold and mildew on equipment and in facilities, having to pay for Gatorade out of their own pockets and even said which assistants they thought would make a good interim coach after the firing of Doug Williams in a letter to the administration obtained by ESPN’s Pedro Gomez.

On Friday, Grambling State canceled its football game against Jackson State after Grambling’s disgruntled players refused to travel from their Louisiana campus to Jackson, Miss., for the game Saturday.

School officials are meeting this weekend in an effort to reach a resolution with the disgruntled players and avoid any more forfeits, school spokesman Will Sutton said. Among those meeting are university president Frank Pogue, athletic director Aaron James and Dennis “Dirt” Winston, the team’s third coach this season.

“It’s horrible,” Pogue said of the situation in an interview with ESPN. “Grambling is the institution when it comes to athletics. Whether Eddie Robinson — there are legends abound. So it’s horrible when the focus is in the negative on athletics.”

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