The August 31, 2016 teleconference between numerous sports writers and the men’s football head coaches for Southeastern Conference (SEC) universities should have been about, well, football. Maybe even the upcoming season opener, or how they’ve improved their respective teams over the off season.
Instead, the topic that made headlines was gun control and whether or not the coaches allowed their student-athlete players to own or carry guns.Read more
On an SEC conference call Wednesday, Missouri head football coach Barry Odom announced that players are not allowed to legally own a gun while a member of the team.Read more
SACRAMENTO (September 1, 2016) – Following news reports that University of Missouri head football coach Barry Odom enforces a total ban on gun ownership against all of his team’s student-athletes, civil rights organizations Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF) have launched a joint investigation into the firearm policies of numerous public universities and their sports teams.Read more