Forty-years of back-and-forth in the football rivalry between Southern University and Grambling State University don’t mean much to one longtime member of Southern’s governing board, at least not when the money starts slowing down.
Tony Clayton, a Southern law school grad and member of Southern’s Board of Supervisors, didn’t wait more than two days after Southern beat Grambling 40-17 in this year’s Bayou Classic in New Orleans before deciding to rub some salt in the rival school’s wounds.
Clayton on Monday confirmed that he sent an email to Southern board members raising the possibility of kicking Grambling out of future Bayou Classic match-ups. The contract between the two schools is good for one more year.
The idea sparked a bunch of “no comments” and unreturned phone calls Monday from supporters of both universities. Of the few who did comment, there wasn’t much support for Clayton’s proposal.
Reached by phone late in the day, Clayton refused to back down, arguing that his reasoning was sound.
Read the full story at TheAdvocate.com: SU board member: Go away, Grambling