SWAC: Grambling fined, to play at Jackson St. next three seasons
After forfeiting their game at Jackson State in October, Grambling State has been fined by the SWAC and will play at JSU the next three seasons.
The fallout from Grambling State's forfeit of their Oct. 19 game at Jackson State continued Wednesday as the SWAC announced multiple punitive measures against the Tigers program.
The conference will fine Grambling an undisclosed amount, and force the Tigers to pay Jackson State a portion of "future distribution amounts" from the league. The SWAC will also schedule Grambling to play at Jackson State for each of the next three seasons.
"As far as the fine for Grambling State and subsequent payment to Jackson State, we believe that it is the right thing to do from a conference standpoint," SWAC Commissioner Duer Sharp said, per the Clarion-Ledger.
According to the Associated Press, Grambling spokesman Will Sutton has previously set the amount of the fine at $20,000.
Grambling's players elected to boycott the game as a protest over the poor condition of facilities and disagreements with school administrators. The Tigers returned to practice the following Monday, pledging to play the remainder of the season.
But that was too late for Jackson State, who had scheduled their Homecoming around the Tigers' visit. JSU later announced plans to sue Grambling over "losses that could be in the millions."
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