If I remember during the Missouri incident, that they are student athletes, and protesting is a normal part of student activity. If they were employees they would be represented by the labor board and have all the rights that go along with it. I doubt FSU wants to go that way....
If Lyle Jones lied to him, which probably happened, he doesn't owe them anything. Good Luck Mr. Hurd, hopefully you will find a program were you enjoy playing.
Define not applying himself off the field?