Roland Martin Interviews Bethune-Cookman President, Ed Reed And Students

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The saga at Bethune-Cookman University and its decision not to ratify the contract of Ed Reed as its next head football coach continues to play out. On Monday, Jan. 23, B-CU students protested Reed’s firing, unsanitary living conditions and other issues they said they’ve been having at the school.B-CU football players also started a petition to reinstate Reed as head football coach. Veteran journalist Roland Martin has been providing extensive coverage of the situation as it unfolds on his Black Star Network.Martin interviewed Bethune Cookman’s interim president Dr. Lawrence Drake, Reed and some of the student-athletes during a two-hour segment on his network. He also offered to bring his crew to the campus for a town hall meeting in early FebruaryDrake told Martin it was his decision not to move forward with signing Reed’s contract because after observing Reed further he didn’t think he was the right fit for the university.He added it was important for Reed to exemplify the Christian values, be able to work with other staffers with more coaching experience than him to build out the program and not overstep on things he wasn’t authorized to do.“It was my decision,” Drake said. “When we saw the first...