Four Kent State Players Suspended Ahead of MAC Championship Game After Chanting 'F--- Akron' in Snapchat Video
By Liam McKeone
On Saturday, Kent State is set to battle Akron in the MAC Championship Game. Last night, there was a video posted by a Kent State player in which he and several of his teammates chanted "f--- Akron" ahed of the matchup. Unfortunately for those players, the video got enough traction that it caught the attention of conference officials.
Less than seven hours before tip-off, the conference announced four players had been suspended due to their participation in the video. DJ Johnson is suspended indefinitely, and the trio of Malique Jacobs, Cli'Ron Hornbeak, and Julius Rollins have been suspended for the first half of the championship game tonight.
Here is the video that got everybody in trouble. Obviously there is NSFW language throughout.
It seems the video was posted by DJ Johnson's Snapchat, which is why he received a heavier suspension than everybody else.
A pretty tough blow for these kids, who fought all year for this one moment. But a good reminder to be very careful about what is posted on the Internet in today's day and age!