UMass athletes petition after 'improper treatment'
AMHERST, Mass. (WHDH) -- Football players at the University of Massachusetts are circulating a petition saying they believe they have been treated unfairly.
The petition asks coaches to “stop the improper treatment of the current players” and “improve the quality of the program.”
The petition includes a link to a video of the 2012 winter workouts, which shows players wrestling and boxing each other.
The UMass Athletic Department said the type of activities show in the video were permitted at the time, but since the NCAA has banned those activities they are no longer used at the university.