One of the more bizarre protests in college football ended on Saturday morning, as the Minnesota Golden Gophers ended their plans to boycott the Holiday Bowl in the wake of 10 players being suspended from the team:

The weird twist in the protest was that the 10 players were suspended while facing allegations of sexual assault, so it was odd that the remaining players decided to support their suspended teammates.

However, the Gophers said in their statement that they do not condone the actions their teammates are accused of:

Minnesota officials stood by their decision to suspend the players, according to reports:

The decision has to be disappointing for Northern Illinois, the team most likely to have replaced Minnesota in the bowl game if the boycott had continued.

Minnesota and Washington State are set to square off at 6 p.m. Central time on Tuesday, Dec. 27. The game can be seen on ESPN.