After forfeiting the October 19th game against Jackson State (JSU’s homecoming) because they players were boycotting unsafe conditions, the SWAC has issued a ruling in the matter. Grambling will pay an undisclosed fine which can be up to $20K and play the next three games in the series at Jackson State.
Grambling State will be fined, forced to play road games at Jackson State for next 3 years as punishment for forfeiting game in October.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 13, 2013
Jackson State will also receive money from the SWAC that will come directly from Grambling’s conference distribution money. All in all, Grambling will get a pretty sizable punishment which is well deserved given the conditions they had the players in.
The thing that isn’t such a good look for Grambling is that they will appeal this. To me, that’s a bad move because the public opinion of you cutting corners and not taking care of your athletes just get worse by going that route. They should just release a statement saying they accept full responsibility and move on.