As promised, Grambling's players have spoken: They will practice this week and play on Saturday. HBCU Gameday has obtained an email from Grambling's Nate Smith who says the team has decided to return after speaking with former coach Doug Williams.
As part of the athletic program at Grambling State University, the football team, took a stance on what we thought was right. We did not quit on our university. There are many problems that exist and if no one says anything, nothing will come of our institution. We hope Coach Eddie Robinson and his legendary players can appreciate that we stood up for what we thought was right. After coming into contact with different sources, we decided to reach out to the one person we trusted, Coach Doug Williams, with our concerns. His main statement to us was, “Go out there and play football.”