In the post, Lambert writes that Missouri athletes who have said they won’t participate in football activities are showing a “pure lack of responsibility and ungratefulness.”
“Playing football at the University of Missouri is a privilege, a privilege a lot individuals would take from you, if you are willing to give it up,” the post states. “During this time of ‘standing down’, are you truly following through with the message sent to the public or will you still collect the monthly scholarship check to enjoy that night out, eat in the free dinning hall, earn the free degree and enjoy the free gear handed to you during your tenure at the University of Missouri?”
So can a scholarship be pulled because of a student-athlete’s participation in a political or social movement?
An NCAA spokeswoman said in an e-mail that terms of financial aid agreements can differ from school to school, and suggested that The Post contact Missouri …
… and I have, but for now, it’s probably good to note that Mizzou Coach Gary Pinkel has tweeted his support for his players:
And the Mizzou athletic department is publicly urging the campus to come together, and not suggesting anything punitive:
It seems unlikely that participating in this movement will negatively impact a players’ scholarship. But this post will update if that changes.