Birmingham, AL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Southwestern Athletic Conference
Council of Presidents and Chancellors have upheld penalties against Grambling
State as a result of the university's forfeited football game at Jackson State
The SWAC is imposing a $50,000 fine and a three-game mandate for Grambling
State to play in Jackson, Miss., during the 2014, 2015, and 2016 seasons. The
ruling is an effort to compensate for Jackson State's lost revenues at its
canceled Homecoming game Oct. 19.
Grambling State forfeited the game after its players refused to travel to
Jackson State during a six-day player walkout over conditions within the
"The SWAC Council of Presidents and Chancellors reviewed Grambling State's
appeal thoroughly and a decision was rendered," SWAC commissioner Duer
Sharp said. "The league is now looking forward to moving on to ensure this
situation does not happen again."
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