State Rep. Rick Brattin appears to be trying to stop athletes on football scholarships at the University of Missouri from protesting racism at the school.
A proposal was filed on friday that would strip a college athletes scholarship if they refuse playing for reasons that are not related to health.
These proposals came at a convenient time, just a month after protects at the uni where 30 black football players refused to play unless President Tim Wolfe resigned. This call was related to students feeling a lack of action related to racially motivated incidents on campus. Wolfe resigned a few days after the football players actions moved the strike to a new level!
Under the proposal coaching staff who encouraged players to not attend would also be fined.
The 30 players actions could have cost the school $1 million had Wolfe not resigned.
Funding for the school’s football comes from private sources so it’s also unsure how a state legislation would affect this side of things!
It seems like a financial move by the state but really they should be addressing the needs of the students, the people who actually keep the university running and give it purpose!
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