LSU football team protests through campus then meets with university officials for discussion

LSU football players leaving a meeting at the LSU Systems Building following a protest through...
LSU football players leaving a meeting at the LSU Systems Building following a protest through campus.(Jacques Doucet/WAFB-TV | WAFB)
Updated: Aug. 28, 2020 at 5:19 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The LSU football team was scheduled to practice Friday, August 28, but that didn’t happen, which actually surprised head coach Ed Orgeron.

However, the Tigers feel like a more meaningful use of time was accomplished. They have joined the fight for social justice, sharing their feelings with Orgeron, athletic director Scott Woddward, and interim President Tom Galligan.

Junior defensive end posted a video on Instagram of the group marching to the president’s office.

Athletes have always used their voices and platforms to speak on what they believe in and what they think is right, going all the way back to someone like Muhammad Ali. The difference now is every athlete’s voice is amplified to a level in which those in powerful and influential positions have no choice but to listen.

Senior safety JaCoby Stevens is one of the leaders on the team and was one of the Tigers who helped organized the event, as his coach and administrators listened to the social injustices on their minds and pain in their hearts.

The official Twitter account for LSU Athletics released the following statement:

LSU football’s Twitter account has released the following images from the protest:

The players marched all the way to the president’s office where they met with Galligan.

The meeting lasted more than an hour with LSU officials and head coach Ed Orgeron.

LSU football was not the only team taking a stand. The Ole Miss football team took a stand as well on Friday.

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