Students at Bethune-Cookman University are protesting the Ed Reeds contract not being honored

Students at Bethune-Cookman University are protesting the Ed Reeds contract not being honored ...

Because of his comments on the campus on social media, Ed Reed's appointment as the school's next head football coach will not be honored. This has sparked outrage among the students, who have called for his employment.

According to reports, the upheaval began on Monday (Jan. 23), when students gathered on the campus at White Hall Chapel to protest BCU's decision. The demonstration then spread across the street, with students declaring their support for the former NFLL star while requesting that the administration retract its decision in lieu of failing to ratify his contract.

Many students claimed that Reed's campus criticisms were not only correct, but that they had long been ignored by the administration.

Members of the Bethune-Cookman football team have launched a petition asking the school to reconsider its strategy, calling Reed's dismissal "unjust" and a disservice to the entire BCU family and community, and "not aligning with our founders' legacy."

Reed said in a statement on social media that BCU would not proceed with his hiring on Saturday.

“I want to not only teach football, but to be an agent of change that most people just talk about being.”

The 44-year-old addressed the BCU football players in an emotional speech that was also posted on social media. "I'm not withdrawing my name, as they said."

'I want you to recruit people,' he continued, adding, 'No, I'm not going to leave.' They have some corrupt people in this world, some evil people who don't care about children like I do. So I want you to hear the truth from me.'

Reed spent 12 seasons in the NFL, including a Super Bowl championship with the Baltimore Ravens in 2013. He served as an advisor at the University of Miami's alma mater.

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