College Football

Louisiana football players encouraged to donate to athletics

By The Associated Press

Football players at the University of Louisiana are being encouraged to donate to the Ragin' Cajuns Athletic Foundation, a booster organization that funds the athletic department.

The donation is not mandatory, although this week coach Billy Napier said contributing a minimum $50 to become a member of the association was a team rule.

The athletic department later clarified Napier's comment in a statement to local media members. However, the story gained national attention Friday, and the statement was re-issued.

The university says members of the football program started an initiative "to demonstrate their appreciation to the RCAF .... when they are able to do so." The university says student-athletes would be encouraged to join the foundation.

Napier, a former Alabama assistant, is in his second season as coach at Louisiana.

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Updated August 16, 2019

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