SWAC to punish Grambling

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OTL: Grambling State Protest (3:46)

"Outside the Lines" examines the Grambling State players' dramatic boycott, which has already led to the administration addressing the players' concerns and improving the weight room. (3:46)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced Wednesday that Grambling State will face financial penalties for forfeiting its Oct. 19 game at Jackson State.

The SWAC did not announce exact figures in its release but said the fine would be issued in accordance to the league's bylaws. Grambling spokesman Will Sutton has said previously that amount is $20,000. Grambling must also play at Jackson State the next three seasons.

Grambling's players staged a boycott of the Jackson State game because of issues that included rundown facilities, long bus trips to road games and personnel decisions.

The SWAC also said Grambling will pay Jackson State an undisclosed amount from its "future distribution amounts" to help Jackson State recoup lost money from the Oct. 19 cancellation.