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Report: Minnesota Football Players Threatening To Boycott Bowl Game In Protest

Minnesota's football players taking the field.

Minnesota football players are reportedly threatening to boycott their bowl game in protest of 10 players being suspended.

Two days ago, the Star Tribune reported that 10 players had been suspended ahead of the Gophers bowl game. And, just yesterday, they reported that 5 of the 10 players are facing expulsion from the school.

As if those two stories weren't enough, the Star Tribune is now reporting that Minnesota football players are planning to boycott their bowl game in protest of their fellow teammates' suspension.

From the Star Tribune‘s report:

Sources have told the Star Tribune the University of Minnesota football players will threaten a boycott of the team’s bowl game in protest of 10 players being suspended from the team Tuesday in the latest fallout of a September sexual assault investigation.

The Gophers had a players-only meeting Thursday and later brought in head coach Tracy Claeys to inform him of their plans, sources said. According to two parents of players, all of the team’s players are planning a united announcement Thursday evening to say they will boycott the Holiday Bowl if “their demands are not met” — a reference to their disagreement with the decision to suspend the 10 players.

The Gophers are scheduled to play Washington State in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27.

You can read the Tribune’s full report here.