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Students ask Bethune-Cookman to resume negotiations with Ed Reed

HELD A PROTEST ON THE BETHUNE COOKMAN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS IN DAYTONA BEACH TODAY. STUDENTS ARE UPSET THAT THE UNIVERSITY ENDED CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS WITH UPCOMING FOOTBALL COACH AND FORMER NFL GREAT, ED REED. SUMMER: AS WESH 2’S CLAIRE METZ REPORTS, STUDENTS BELIEVE TO BE THE TRUTH THEY BELIEVE IT’S HABIT OF COMMENTS REED HAS BEEN ON SOCIAL MEDIA RECENTLY. REPORTS: HUNDREDS OF BETHUNE COOKMAN STUDENTS SENT A MESSAGE TO THE ADMINISTRATION, TO THE BOARD, TO ANYONE WHO WOULD LISTENING, WITH A PEACEFUL BUT VOCAL CAMPUS PROTEST. >> WE VOICE CONCERNS, WE SEND EMAILS ALL THE TIME. NO RESPONSE, SO THAT’S WHAT IT HAS COME TO. REPORTS: IT HAPPENED THAT AFTER UNIVERSITY CUT OFF NEGOTIATIONS WITH INCOMING FOOTBALL COACH, ED REED TOOK TO SOCIAL MEDIA USING DESCRIPTION TO CRITICIZE PHYSICAL CONDITIONS AT BCU, STILL HAD HIS OFFICE. REED LATER APOLOGIZED, BUT THE UNIVERSITY DECIDED THIS WEEKEND TO RE-OPEN HIS SEARCH. AS STUDENTS ASK FOR SIV BACK, THEY SAY IT’S TIME THEY SPEAK OUT TOO. >> WE HAVE A VOICE AND WE SHOULD USE THAT VOICE. REPORTER: BCU STUDENT TYRONE FRANKLIN JR. IS A QUARTERBACK ON THE FOOTBALL TEAM, DISAPPOINTED THAT THE UNIVERSITY DROPPED ED REED. >> MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS FOR A LONG TIME. REPORTS: STUDENTS SHARED PHOTOS OF WHAT THEY SAY ARE SOME CAMPUS CONCERNS, INCLUDING BROKEN DOORS AND MOLD IN DORMITORY ROOMS GROWING ON DRESSED ANIMALS. MANY HERE TOLD US ED REED SPOKE THE TRUTH ABOUT PROBLEMS AT THE SCHOOL AND THEY TURNED OUT, EVEN MARCHED IN THE STREETS TO GET IT ALL HEARD. AT THE END OF THE DAY THEY SAY THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT THE LEADERS TO RESPOND TO

The protesting students are calling on Bethune-Cookman to resume negotiations with Ed Reed

Students at Bethune-Cookman University are asking executives to restart contract negotiations with Pro Football Hall of Famer Ed Reed. The protest spilled out into the street in front of the campus. “We’re raising concerns. We’re emailing all the time. No response, so this is what it’s come to,” said Vice President of Students Janaya Jones. It came after the university broke off negotiations with incoming football coach Ed Reed. Over the weekend, he said he could not sign his contract because they could not ratify the details of it. Reed took to social media and used profanity to criticize the physical conditions at BCU, claiming that even his office was not clean . Reed later apologized, but the university decided over the weekend to reopen its search. While students are petitioning to bring Reed back, they say it’s time for them to speak out, too. “We have a voice and we should use it voice,” BCU student Tyrone Franklin Jr. Franklin, quarterback on football team, disappointed university dropped Reed. Top headlines: Orlando leaders plan to add restrictions on bars, nightclubs downtown. Body cam video shows p olitiet pleads wife accused of killing her husband at Daytona Beach hospital, Central Florida educators react to Gov. DeSantis’ teachers’ bill of rights “I think he needs to show what we’re going through as a student body. A lot of people have been saying this for a long time,” Franklin said. Students shared photos of what they say are some campus problems, including broken doors and mold in dorm rooms, some even growing on stuffed animals. “The first few months I was here, I was really sick because of the mold. My shower makes my skin break out because they don’t care about the health of their students,” said BCU student Saeeda Suber. Many at the protest say Reed spoke the truth about problems at the school and that they showed up, even marched. on the street to hear it all again. At the end of the day, they say that’s what they want leaders to respond to. “What’s the next step? How do we fix this? What can they do to make it better for all the students here?” Jones said.Previous coverage: Fans thrilled to welcome Ed Reed to Bethune-Cookman football

Students at Bethune-Cookman University are asking executives to restart contract negotiations with Pro Football Hall of Famer Ed Reed.

The protest spilled out into the street in front of the campus.

“We’re raising concerns. We’re emailing all the time. No response, so this is what it’s come to,” said Vice President Janaya Jones.

It came about after the university broke off negotiations with incoming football coach Ed Reed. Over the weekend he said he couldn’t sign his contract because they couldn’t ratify the details of it. Reed took to social media and used profanity to criticize the physical conditions at BCU, claiming that even his office was not clean. Reed later apologized, but the university decided over the weekend to reopen its search.

While the students are petitioning to bring Reed back, they say it’s time for them to speak up as well.

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

Franklin is the quarterback on the football team, disappointed that the university dropped Reed.

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“I think he has to show what we go through as students. A lot of people have been saying this for a long time,” Franklin said.

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

“The first few months I was here I was really sick because of the mold. My shower makes my skin break out because they don’t care about the health of their students,” said BCU student Saeeda Suber.

Many at the protest say Reed spoke the truth about problems at the school and that they showed up, even marching in the street, to have it all heard again. Ultimately, they say, that’s what they want leaders to respond to.

“What’s the next step? How do we fix this? What can they do to make it better for all the students here?” Jones said.

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

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