Students ask Bethune-Cookman to resume negotiations with Ed Reed

HELD A PROTEST AT BETHUNE COOKMAN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS IN DAYTONA BEACH TODAY. STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED THAT THE UNIVERSITY HAS COMPLETED CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS WITH PROSPECTIVE HEAD FOOTBALL COACH AND FORMER NFL GREAT ED REED. SUMMER: AS WESH 2’S CLAIRE METZ REPORTS, THEY BELIEVE THIS IS RETALIATION FOR COMMENTS RECENTLY MADE BY REED ON SOCIAL MEDIA THAT STUDENTS THINK TO BE THE TRUTH. REPORTER: HUNDREDS OF BETHUNE COOKMAN STUDENTS SENT A MESSAGE TO THE ADMINISTRATION, THE BOARD, ANYONE WHO WOULD LISTEN, WITH A PEACEFUL BUT VOCAL PROTEST ON CAMPUS. >> WE RAISE CONCERNS, WE EMAIL ALL THE TIME. NO RESPONSE, SO THAT’S WHAT IT CAME. REPORTER: IT CAME ON AFTER THE UNIVERSITY BREAK DOWN NEGOTIATIONS WITH PROSPECTIVE FOOTBALL HEAD COACH ED REED TOOK ON SOCIAL MEDIA, USING PROLAMINY TO CRITICIZE PHYSICAL CONDITIONS AT BCU, EVEN CLAIMING HIS OFFICE WAS NOT CLEAN. REED APOLOGIZES LATER, BUT THE UNIVERSITY DECIDED THIS WEEKEND TO REOPEN ITS RESEARCH. AS STUDENTS PETITION TO RECALL REED, THEY SAY IT’S TIME THEY SPEAK UP TOO. >> WE HAVE A VOICE AND WE MUST USE THAT VOICE. REPORTER: BCU STUDENT TYRONE FRANKLIN JR. IS A QUARTERBACK FOR THE FOOTBALL TEAM, DISAPPOINTED THAT UNIVERSITY DROPPED ED REED. >> A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS FOR A LONG TIME. REPORTER: STUDENTS HAVE SHARED PHOTOS OF WHAT THEY SAY ARE SOME CAMPUS CONCERNS, INCLUDING BROKEN DOORS AND MOLD IN DORMS, EVEN GROWING ON STUFFED ANIMALS. MANY HERE HAVE TOLD US ED REED SPOKES THE TRUTH ABOUT ISSUES AT SCHOOL AND THEY SHOWED UP, EVEN WALKING DOWN THE STREET TO HEAR IT ALL AGAIN. AT THE END OF THE DAY THEY SAY THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT LEADERS TO ANSWER T

Protesting students demand Bethune-Cookman resume negotiations with Ed Reed

Bethune-Cookman University students are calling on executives to resume contract negotiations with Pro Football Hall of Famer Ed Reed. The protest spilled out into the street outside the campus. “We express our concerns. We send emails all the time. No response, so that’s what it is,” student body vice president Janaya Jones said. This happened after the university broke off negotiations with future head football coach Ed Reed. This weekend, he said he couldn’t sign his contract because they couldn’t ratify the details. Reed took to social media, using profanity to criticize physical conditions at BCU, saying even his office wasn’t clean. Reed later apologized, but the university decided this weekend to reopen its research. As the students demand to bring Reed back, they say it’s time they talked too. “We have a voice and we should use that voice,” BCU student Tyrone Franklin Jr. Franklin is a quarterback for the football team, disappointed that the university abandoned Reed. Orlando advances plan to add restrictions for downtown bars and nightclubs Body camera video shows police pleading with wife accused of killing her husband at Daytona Beach Hospital Central Florida educators react to the Governor DeSantis’ Teacher Bill of Rights “I think it should show what we go through as a student. A lot of people have been saying that for a long time,” Franklin said. Students have shared photos of what they say are some of the campus concerns, including broken doors and mold in dorms, with some even growing on stuffed animals. “The first few months I was here, I was really sick from mold. My shower breaks my skin because they don’t really care about the health of their students,” said student Saeeda Suber. to the BCU. out on the streets to hear it all over again. In the end, they say that’s what they want the leadership to answer. “What’s the next step? How do we fix this? What can they do to improve the situation for all students here?” Jones said. Previous Cover: Fans Delighted to Welcome Ed Reed to Bethune-Cookman Football

Bethune-Cookman University students are calling on executives to resume contract negotiations with Pro Football Hall of Famer Ed Reed.

The protest spilled out into the street outside the campus.

“We express our concerns. We send emails all the time. No response, so that’s what it is,” student body vice president Janaya Jones said.

It happened after the university broke off negotiations with future head football coach Ed Reed. This weekend, he said he couldn’t sign his contract because they couldn’t ratify the details. Reed took to social media, using profanity to criticize physical conditions at BCU, saying even his office wasn’t clean. Reed later apologized, but the university decided this weekend to reopen its research.

As the students demand to bring Reed back, they say it’s time they talked too.

“We have a voice and we should use that voice,” said BCU student Tyrone Franklin Jr..

Franklin is a quarterback for the football team, disappointed that the university has abandoned Reed.

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“I think it should show what we go through as a student body. A lot of people have been saying that for a long time,” Franklin said.

Students shared photos of what they say are some campus concerns, including broken doors and mold in dorms, with some even growing on stuffed animals.

“The first two months I was here, I was really sick with mould. My shower is breaking my skin because they don’t really care about the health of their students,” said BCU student Saeeda Suber.

Many at the protest say Reed spoke the truth about the school’s issues and that they came forward, even marched in the streets to have it all re-heard. Ultimately, they say that’s what they want leaders to respond to.

“What’s next? How do we fix this problem? What can they do to improve the situation for all students here?” Jones said.

Previous cover: Fans thrilled to welcome Ed Reed to Bethune-Cookman football

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