Black Lawmakers Urge Football Recruits to Reconsider the U. of South Carolina

The lone black trustee on the University of South Carolina’s 22-member governing board may lack support from the state’s legislature to earn a permanent seat on the board. So several black lawmakers in the state are asking black football players who have committed to play for the university to reconsider, the Associated Press and The State, a newspaper in Columbia, S.C., reported. State Rep. J. David Weeks, a Democrat and the chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus, said the lawmakers wanted the recruits to be aware that “there are folks in this state who say it’s fine to play ball but not be on the governing board.”

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