Minnesota football players announce boycott that could extend to Holiday Bowl game vs. WSU

Our thanks to Jeff for this. A rare but welcome example of men showing solidarity in the face of ideologically-driven assaults on colleagues. An extract:

In a show of unity, the entire Minnesota football team boycotted practice and met with media Thursday night to announce that they were boycotting all football activities effective immediately.

Minnesota announced Tuesday that 10 football players — including two starting defensive backs — were suspended indefinitely in relation to a September sexual assault investigation. The Hennepin (Minn.) County prosecutor declined to charge any player with a crime, but the university has since begun its own investigation into the case.

Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner, receiver Drew Wolitarsky and tight end Duke Anyanwu spoke to media on behalf of their teammates Thursday night to announce that the boycott was their way of protesting the suspensions of their 10 teammates, whom they believe have been unjustly punished.

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Another case of men, women and alcohol not mixing in a university situation. It seems to have gotten to the point that when a woman is in the room you are best to have a video camera on at all times.
    Great to see a team hanging together on this issue though. Who knows, they might actually have an impact on this ugly situation, there’s a lot of money involved in American college football.
    Here in Canada if a team did that the public would just yawn and move on, as illustrated by the University of Ottawa’s hockey team suspension three years ago under similar circumstances. Depressing, but maybe some good will come of it all.