UMass Amherst football practice video sparks controversy

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October 2, 2013, 11:34 am
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(NECN) - A group of former University of Massachusetts Amherst football players are speaking out about a video showing the football program's unusual workouts.
     
The video has been on YouTube for a while now.
     
It shows UMass football players outdoors, squaring off against one another in wrestling and boxing competitions.
     
The former players are circulating a petition calling for the coaching staff to stop what they call the improper treatment of the current players.
     
A UMass official says the school is looking into the matter and that the well-being of the players is the top priority.

Tags: Football, Boxing, practice, video, UMass Amherst, wrestling, petition, UMass football
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