Players from the University of Waterloo football team are making a last-ditch attempt to save their program.
The Warriors were suspended for one year earlier this week after nine of the team’s 62 players committed doping infractions.
Several dozen players attended a news conference today in a campus gym to say it was unfair for clean players to be punished as well.
They want school officials to reverse the decision to ban the team for the 2010 season.
The players hope the suspension will be reduced to probation, with the team reinstated for next season.
Players will offer to submit for drug testing, and to speaking of the risks of performance-enhancing substances at local schools.
They’re hoping the school makes a decision by Friday at 1pm ET, as players will be free to transfer to other programs after that deadline.
The school did not have any immediate comment.