NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Talk of the Sound has learned of plans by members of the New Rochelle High School football team to boycott heir game this weekend, a home game against Ramapo High School scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m.
While this may just be talk at this point, many of the players, their coaches and former players are known to be upset at the response of the school district in the wake of the release of a video showing Ray Rice punching his then-finance now-wife Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City hotel elevator. The District issued an explanation of their actions this morning.
New Rochelle High School Head Football Coach Louis DeRienzo reportedly threatened to resign as football coach earlier this week in protest over an order to remove Ray Rice’s jerseys and photos from the high school.
Courtney Greene, former Ray Rice teammate at New Rochelle High School and Rutgers University and NFL player, has requested that his #36 Jacksonville Jaguars jersey be removed as well from the gymnasium wall at New Rochelle High School.
Students have pushed back against the District by putting up their own Ray Rice Wall of Fame photo and plaque (tweet below).
Students put Ray Rice back in the New Rochelle High School Wall of Fame…sort of… pic.twitter.com/lnBrkZfc7c
— Talk of the Sound (@TalkoftheSound) September 12, 2014
DeRienzo “No Comment” to News12 whether he considered boycotting games this season. DeRienzo says he met with Ray Rice yesterday.
— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) September 12, 2014