After playing North Carolina without 26 players in the lineup, the Florida A&M football team has written a scathing letter to university president Dr. Larry Robinson. The letter, signed by 88 players and obtained by Alison Posey of WTXL ABC 27, lays out a list of issues that the team wants resolved.
The letter addresses Dr. Robinson directly and lays out several main problems the team has with the university. They range from timely financial aid payments, academic support and compliance, summer school housing and meals, representation on the athletic director search committee, and ticket allotments for players' families.
Because of what the team says was poor academic advice and compliance, FAMU had 26 players ruled ineligible for its game against North Carolina. The Rattlers put up a good fight before the Tar Heels pulled away late to win, 56-24. The team said seeing the ineligible players maligned in the meeting was "damaging" to the locker room.