1382506257000-AP-Jackson-St-Strange-Homecoming-FootballGrambling State’s football player mutiny captured the attention of media outlets and sports fans nationally.

Add Jackson State’s lawyers to that list.

Jackson State says it took a financial hit after its homecoming game last Saturday was canceled because Grambling forfeited when players refused to play. Now, Jackson State leaders plan to take legal action against Grambling State and “others” to recoup the losses, a Jackson State spokesman said Tuesday night in a message to alumni and school supporters.

“The JSU family was damaged. Our Homecoming game draws tens of thousands of fans. The university intends to use litigation to be made whole for our direct and indirect financial losses,” Eric Stringfellow, executive director of Jackson State University Communications, wrote.

“We have a fiduciary responsibility to Mississippi taxpayers and the JSU community to mitigate our ongoing and substantial losses. Jackson State plans to pursue litigation against Grambling State and others.”

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