CIAA football championship game should have been played – Rocky Mount Telegram

Response: This should never had happened. At times when one or two players want to get into a brawl the other players must step up to the plate and not allow such to happen. I hate that this happened but I hope this sends a message to all schools that this type of behavior will not be tolerated. The players who were not involved ought to be the ones whom are mad the most because those whom were involved kept them from playing such an historic game. As for the fans I am sorry that some drove from far and near and spent money for hotel rooms and etc. But there comes a time when we must understand the circumstances and know that sometimes we must accept the outcome of situations like this because what could become a disaster. I spoke to a person in law enforcement and they felt it was best that the game be cancelled. I don’t know if it was best but I don’t think nothing else transpired during that weekend.

I am responding to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association governing board’s decision to cancel the conference’s championship football game between my undergrad school – Winston-Salem State University and my graduate school – Virginia State University.

In my opinion, the game should have been played. I think we all know by now the game was canceled because of a fight.

According to the news report, four Virginia State players jumped and beat up the starting quarterback of Winston-Salem State in the men’s room during a luncheon. (More)

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Press Release: STATE NAACP PRESIDENT TO KEYNOTE CIAA SALUTE TO EDUCATORS LUNCHEON TODAY IN CHARLOTTE

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE

NORTH CAROLINA STATE CONFERENCE

114 W. Parrish Street, Second Floor Ÿ Durham, North Carolina 27701

866-626-2227   Ÿ    919-682-4700   Ÿ   FAX  919-682-4711

www.naacpnc.org  www.ncprosecutorialmisconduct.com  www.hkonj.com

 

                                                                                                                                                                  

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II                                                                                                                    Amina J. Turner

President                                                                                                                                              Executive Director

 

 

Immediate Release

4 March 2011

 

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

STATE NAACP PRESIDENT TO KEYNOTE CIAA SALUTE TO EDUCATORS LUNCHEON TODAY IN CHARLOTTE

 

(Durham)  Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President of the NC State Conference of the NAACP will be the keynote speaker at the CIAA Salute to Educators Luncheon at 12 noon today at the Charlotte Convention Center, Room 17D.  Appearing with Rev. Barber will be the local Charlotte-Mecklenburg Branch President, Rev. Kojo Nantambu.

 

President Barber will address these major themes:

  • Resegregation of public schools;
  • Attempts to lift the caps on charter schools;
  • Attempts to provide vouchers for private schools; and
  • Collective bargaining rights for teachers. 


Additionally, the state NAACP president will reiterate the strong support from the state and National NAACP Offices for the local Charlotte-Meck NAACP President for the clear and courageous stance for justice that this branch has taken.

 

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Amina Josey Turner
Exec Dir
NC NAACP
P O Box 335
Durham, NC  27702
919-682-4700 V  919-682-4711 F
1-866-NC-NAACP

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