Min­nesota play­ers to boy­cott all foot­ball ac­tiv­ity

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS - From wire dis­patches and staff reports.

MINNEAPOLIS | The en­tire Min­nesota foot­ball team says it is boy­cotting all foot­ball ac­tiv­i­ties un­til it gets sat­is­fac­tory an­swers from the univer­sity about the sus­pen­sion of 10 play­ers this week.

The school sus­pended the play­ers af­ter an in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion into a sex­ual as­sault case. Po­lice de­clined to charge any of the play­ers, but the school sus­pended them based on in­ter­nal reg­u­la­tions in­volv­ing sex­ual as­sault al­le­ga­tions.

The team’s play­ers said Wed­nes­day that have not ruled out skip­ping the Hol­i­day Bowl on Dec. 27 against Wash­ing­ton State in San Diego. They asked the bowl’s com­mit­tee to be pa­tient while they work through the sit­u­a­tion.

The univer­sity an­nounced the sus­pen­sions Tues­day night with­out dis­clos­ing why.

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