players took a stance Thursday, saying they'll in response to 10 of their teammates being suspended for the Holiday Bowl.
School president Eric Kaler and athletic director Mark Coyle released ashortly after the players' announcement:
We understand that a lot of confusion and frustration exists as a result of this week's suspension of 10 Gopher Football players from all team activities. The reality is that not everyone can have all of the facts, and unfortunately the University cannot share more information due to federal laws regarding student privacy. We fully support our Gopher football players and all of our student-athletes. Situations like this are always difficult and the decision was made in consultation with, and has the full support of, President Eric Kaler. The decision was based on facts and is reflective of the University's values.
Head coach Tracy Claeys sent out a tweet applauding his players for their decision:
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