Good news out of Jackson State University this week. The JSU football program has rescinded its policy of not allowing players and assistant coaches to talk to members of the media.
Following the firing of Harold Jackson as head coach on Oct. 6, the Tigers began a new policy that made players and assistant coaches off limits to the media. Only interim head coach Derrick McCall could speak for the program. Many found it outrageous to not allow young adults to be able to interact with members of the press about what is going on with their season.
In protest of the interview ban, the Clarion-Ledger stopped its coverage of the team. It will now resume its coverage.
“Jackson State University and the Division of Athletics appreciates the coverage from The Clarion-Ledger and other media outlets,” said Wesley Peterson, JSU sports information director, in an interview that appeared in the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. “And we look forward to having and continuing a long and productive relationship with The Clarion-Ledger.”
Let’s hope this is the first step in the JSU football program returning to its great tradition of playing outstanding football, and producing outstanding players and student-athletes.