Could the 10 suspensions handed out at Minnesota lead to a boycott of the Gophers' bowl game?
That's the latest from the Star Tribune, which reported Thursday that after a players-only meeting, the team is planning to threaten a boycott of the Holiday Bowl over indefinite suspensions handed out to 10 players, five of whom are reportedly facing expulsion from the school.
Obviously, the team is opposed to those suspensions, hence the team's action.
Earlier this week, the university announced the suspensions for 10 players, which stemmed from an investigation into an incident in early September, where a sexual assault was alleged.
A police investigation into that incident yielded no charges, and restraining orders against a handful of players were lifted in early November. But this new investigation done by the university's office for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action produced far different results.
Ten players have been indefinitely suspended. Five are facing expulsion: KiAnte Hardin, Ray Buford, Dior Johnson, Tamarion Johnson and Carlton Djam. Four are facing a one-year suspension: Antoine Winfield Jr., Seth Green, Mark Williams and Kobe McCrary. And one, Antonio Shenault, could receive probation. All those details from the Star Tribune.
The Gophers are slated to take on the Washington State Cougars in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27 in San Diego.