Florida A&M College’s soccer staff is talking out in opposition to the college’s administration, chastising leaders in a letter after 26 gamers had been declared ineligible to play in final Saturday’s season opener.
The five-page letter, signed by 89 gamers, blasts directors for varied points “throughout the college construction” similar to a dearth of educational advisers and different procedural points that they consider contributed to gamers being declared ineligible, the Tallahassee Democrat reported.
“On the root of this difficulty is the truth that our Tutorial Advisement and Compliance Officers are understaffed,” the letter states. Florida A&M coach Willie Simmons expanded on that declare in an interview with ESPN, telling the information outlet that there’s just one educational adviser for the athletic division. Florida A&M’s compliance officer is stretched skinny because of one other appointment within the monetary help division and lacks expertise with collegiate athletics, he added.
Different complaints included delays in disbursing monetary help.
Florida A&M president Larry Robinson launched an announcement within the wake of the criticism commending the soccer staff for talking up and promising that “these issues can be a standing agenda merchandise at my weekly Senior Management Group conferences. We are going to see progress.”
Florida A&M subsequently launched one other assertion defending its compliance processes.