JACKSON, Miss.–Jackson State is mighty sore over the financial hit they took when Grambling didn’t show up for Saturday’s homecoming match-up at Veteran’s Memorial. The school’s website says they intend to “use litigation to be made whole for our direct and indirect financial losses”. In other words, they’re gonna sue.
The website said the administration was very happy with the ultimate turnout of fans who came despite the absence of an opposing team.
“Still, the JSU family was damaged,” the site reads. “Our Homecoming game draws tens of thousands of fans. We have a fiduciary responsibility to Mississippi taxpayers and the JSU community to mitigate our ongoing and substantial losses. Jackson State plans to pursue litigation against Grambling State and others.”
Just who the others are was not clear, but the message on the site said the school has not been able to get satisfaction from its own conference, the SWAC (Southwestern Athletic Conference).
The school guessed that losses could total in the millions for both the school and the City of Jackson, which, like Oxford and Starkville, benefits when a home game is played.