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Students react to Malik Richmond

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Youngtown State University students are reacting to the Malik Richmond case and its impact on the University. 

Many students tell 21 News that they were planning on attending the game Saturday, but many students had mixed thoughts. 

"I personally don't think he should be playing. The fact that he is getting this education is this second chance, as a lot of people are saying. I think sports is a privilege earned and I don't think he's earned that privilege at the University, " said one student.  

"I mean, obviously, he messed up in the past and does deserve a second chance. Going to school and playing a sport, I think he will be really good at it. Obviously, he's good, because he made the team. I think, honestly, giving him a second chance would be better," said another student. 

We reached out to Youngstown State's Student Government Association to get a reaction on how the situation is affecting the climate on campus but they declined to go on camera. 

So what's the likelihood you'll see him on the field Saturday?

"It doesn't matter who they're playing. If they want him to see the field, he will see the field,' said Greg Gulas, a sports reporter with The Vindicator. "I don't think there's any pressure. They are going to make their own decision. I don't know if it was handled well, either way. Did the judge make that decision and is it going to stand, absolutely. I can tell you this, it's a sports information directors nightmare."

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